100 years of European cinema: Entertainment or ideology?

Cinema offers leisure, however it additionally, unavoidably, communicates a suite of values, a imaginative and prescient of the realm or an ideology. From its beginnings greater than a century in the past, ecu cinema has dealt in quite a few methods with the strain among those capabilities: on the extremes, dictatorial regimes have sweetened the tablet of ideology with the sugar of leisure. in the meantime, spectators have continued in looking for, primarily, the excitement movie can provide.

This booklet explores the advanced courting among leisure, ideology and audiences in eu movie, via experiences that variety from the Stalinist musicals of the Nineteen Thirties, to cinematic representations of masculinity below Franco, to fresh French movies and their Hollywood remakes.

Diverse and unique, a hundred years of ecu cinema is addressed to scholars of movie - in particular French, German, Russian or Spanish - and to these readers and teachers drawn to either the background of cinema and in ecu culture.

Contributors contain; Richard Taylor, Rosemary Scott, Daniela Berghahn, Andea Rinke, Peter Hames, Peter William Evans, Parvati Nair, Steve Cannon, Eliane Meyer, Stefan Wolff, David Gillespie, Wendy Everatt, Julia Dobson and Peter Kramer.

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