Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace - Traditions in World Cinema (Hardback)Tommy Gustafsson (author of contributions,editor), Outi Hakola (author of contributions), Erik Hedling (author of contributions), Gunnar Iversen (author of contributions), Pietari Kaapa (author of contributions,editor), Mariah Larsson (author of contributions), Anders Wilhelm Aberg (author of contributions), Kimmo Laine (author of contributions)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/05/2015
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Offers a transnational comparative approach to contemporary popular Nordic genre film. Nordic Genre Film offers a transnational approach to studying contemporary genre production in Nordic cinema. It discusses a range of internationally renowned examples, from Nordic noir such as the television show The Bridge and films like Insomnia to high concept 'video generation' productions such as Iron Sky. Other contributions focus on road movies, the horror film, autobiographical films, historical epics and pornography. These are contextualised by discussions of their position in their respective national film and media histories as well as their influence on other Nordic countries and beyond. By highlighting similarities and differences between the countries, the book combines industrial perspectives and in depth discussion of specific films, while also offering historical perspectives on each genre as comes to production, distribution and reception of popular contemporary genre film. It takes a range of approaches to genre in the Nordic context, from analysing the textual features of individual films to exploring industrial tactics in capitalising on cultural reputations; It analyses the production, distribution and the reception of contemporary genre films and offers academic film studies an alternative model for understanding globalisation from a small nation perspective.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
"This multifaceted - and longed-for - anthology explores Nordic film through a dynamic transnational perspective, combining thorough analytical approaches with a wide range of cultural and social observations. The texts uncover the importance of Nordic genre cinema from romantic comedy to slasher, and put its recent successes in a historical context." -- Lars Gustaf Andersson, Lund University, Sweden
"The volume stands out in its breadth of critical discussion and detailed examination of contemporary, post-2000 films and television series. What is indeed refreshing is that the chapters in this book pay particular attention to the transnational production, distribution, and reception of contemporary genre films - in part following the 'institutional turn' in film studies today, and in part an effort to expand our understanding of genre and its connections to regional and transnational dynamics." -- Pei-Sze Chow, Scandinavica: An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies
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