Theorizing Art Cinemas: Foreign, Cult, Avant-Garde, and Beyond

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The term “art cinema” has been applied to many cinematic projects, including the film d’art movement, the postwar avant-gardes, various Asian new waves, the New Hollywood, and American indie films, but until now no one has actually defined what “art cinema” is. Turning the traditional, highbrow notion of art cinema on its head, Theorizing Art Cinemas takes a flexible, inclusive approach that views art cinema as a predictable way of valuing movies as “art” movies—an activity that has occurred across film history and across film subcultures—rather than as a traditional genre in the sense of a distinct set of forms or a closed historical period or movement.

David Andrews opens with a history of the art cinema “super-genre” from the early days of silent movies to the postwar European invasion that brought Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and the New German Cinema to the forefront and led to the development of auteur theory. He then discusses the mechanics of art cinema, from art houses, film festivals, and the academic discipline of film studies, to the audiences and distribution systems for art cinema as a whole. This wide-ranging approach allows Andrews to develop a theory that encompasses both the high and low ends of art cinema in all of its different aspects, including world cinema, avant-garde films, experimental films, and cult cinema. All of these art cinemas, according to Andrews, share an emphasis on quality, authorship, and anticommercialism, whether the film in question is film festival favorite or a midnight movie.

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David Andrews is an independent scholar who has published widely on issues related to art cinema and cult cinema. He is the author or editor of four books, including Soft in the Middle: The Contemporary Softcore Feature in Its Contexts (Ohio State UP, 2006).

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"This book is a significant contribution and largely because it develops its argument without the sense of special pleading for a specific version of the art cinema . . . It therefore has a real sense of scope and perspective that is immensely refreshing."   --Professor Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film Studies, University of East Anglia

"Among other things, Theorizing Art Cinemas poses interesting questions about the relationship of traditional art cinemas to the phenomenon of midnight movies and identifies their links to more mainstream commercial film production. The book manages to be engaging, informative, and highly readable without ever losing its sense of scholarly rigor and critical focus. Recommended for all readers with an interest in art cinema as concept, art form, culture, and industry."    --Ian Murphy, co-editor of Alphaville

"...a thrilling revelation from front to back."    --Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

"...a stimulating exploration of the assumptions undergirding how movies are understood and consumed."     --David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express

"The sweep and scope of the book is staggering, and nearly every facet of "art" cinema is covered. . . This fascinating, challenging, and wide-ranging text is a must read. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers."     --Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Choice

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