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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

Edited by: Yannis Tzioumakis , Claire Molloy

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415717397
eBook ISBN: 9781315678863
Adobe ISBN: 9781317392460

10.4324/9781315678863
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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics.

Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others.

It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Dialectics of Third Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Geopolitics and Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ecopolitics of Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Politics of form Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Revisiting the Political Economy of film  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  “New” New Latin American Cinema Manifestoes Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Animal Rights Films, Organized Violence, and the Politics of Sight Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Reel News in the Digital Age Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Film and the Politics of Working Class Representation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  KONY 2012  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Propaganda, Activism and Environmental Nostalgia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Between ‘Information’ and ‘Inspiration’ Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Striving for the Maximum Appeal Download PDF
Chapter  18:  “Victory Doesn’t always look the way other People Imagine It” Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Film Policy and England Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cosmopolitanism, Empathy and the Close-Up Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Regurgitated Bodies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  After Dispossession Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Holocaust documentary Download PDF
Chapter  25:  A Bridge Over Troubled Water? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Social apocalypse in contemporary Hollywood film Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Reassertions of Hollywood heroic agency in the Iraq War film Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Spectacle VS. Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Representing 9/11 in Hollywood cinema Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reaganite Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Film Festivals Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Politics, ‘Indie-Style’ Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Dismantling the System from within Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ethical Time, Ethical History Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The way of Seeming Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  39:  African Cinema in the age of Postcolonialism and Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Nationalist Geopolitics and film Tourism in India’s Hindi Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Political Cinema In Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  42:  European Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Minor Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Twenty-First Century Political Documentary in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Documenting Dissent Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Politics and Independence Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Secret City (2012) Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Interactive Documentary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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