Find your perfect holiday reading
The Euro-American Cinema - Texas Film & Media Studies Series (Hardback)
  • The Euro-American Cinema - Texas Film & Media Studies Series (Hardback)
zoom

The Euro-American Cinema - Texas Film & Media Studies Series (Hardback)

(author)
£20.99
Hardback 170 Pages / Published: 01/01/1993
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
With McDonalds in Moscow and Disneyland in Paris and Tokyo, American popular culture is spreading around the globe. Regional, national, and ethnic cultures are being powerfully affected by competition from American values and American popular forms. This literate and lively study explores the spread of American culture into international cinema as reflected by the collision and partial merger of two important styles of filmmaking: the Hollywood style of stars, genres, and action, and the European art film style of ambiguity, authorial commentary, and borrowings from other arts. Peter Lev departs from the traditional approach of national cinema histories and discusses some of the blends, overlaps, and hegemonies that are typical of the world film industry of recent years. In Part One, he gives a historical and theoretical overview of what he terms the Euro-American art film, which is characterized by prominent use of the English language, a European art film director, cast and crew from at least two countries, and a stylistic mixing of European art film and American entertainment. The second part of Lev's study examines in detail five examples of the Euro-American art film: Contempt (1963), Blow-Up (1966), The Canterbury Tales (1972), Paris, Texas (1983), and The Last Emperor (1987). These case studies reveal that the European art film has had a strong influence on world cinema and that many Euro-American films are truly cultural blends rather than abject takeovers by Hollywood cinema. Peter Lev is an associate professor of mass communication at Towson State University.

Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292746770
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 mm

You may also be interested in...

John Wayne: The Life and Legend
Added to basket
My Wicked Wicked Ways
Added to basket
Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
The Celestine Prophecy
Added to basket
The Moon's a Balloon
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Goddess
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Of Walking In Ice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Film in Five Seconds
Added to basket
Hellraisers
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wes Anderson Collection
Added to basket
On Film-making
Added to basket
Star Wars - The Bounty Hunter Code
Added to basket
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.