A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony. The book has an impressive array of top scholars from both America and Europe, including Thomas Elsaesser, Kristin Thompson and Ginette Vincendeau, as well as essays by some younger scholars who have recently completed new archival research. It also includes a number of primary documents selected by the contributors to illuminate their arguments and provide a stimulus to further research. This book is a volume in the series Exeter Studies in Film History, and represents a major contribution to cinema scholarship as well as reflecting a strong interest in an area of study currently being developed in university departments and at the British Film Institute. Winner Prix Jean Mitry 2000
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Andrew Higson is Professor of Film and Television at the University of York in the UK. He taught at the University of East Anglia from 1986 to 2008, where he was head of Film and Television Studies for several years. He has published widely on British cinema and on debates about national cinema. He is the author of English Heritage, English Cinema: Costume Drama Since 1980 (OUP, 2003) and Waving the Flag: Constructing a National Cinema in Britain (OUP, 1995); as editor, his books include Young and Innocent? The Cinema in Britain, 1896-1930 (University of Exeter Press, 2002), British Cinema, Past and Present, co-edited with Justine Ashby (Routledge, 2000).Review:
“Higson and Maltby’s work provides a much needed contribution to the limited scholarly work on film distribution history . . . ‘Film Europe’ and ‘Film America’ presents a major addition to film scholarship and, hopefully, will instigate further research in this area of cinema studies.” –Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, 2001
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“An interesting and useful anthology which focuses on various discourses surrounding the possibility of coordinated European efforts to offset the dominance of the American film industry in the 1920s ... relevant not only for film historians, but also for those whose work centres on considerations of globalisation and cultural exchange more broadly.” –Screening the Past, May 2000 (Screening the Past)
“Usefully situates national developments, movements and cinematic expressions of local cultures in a broader international context, analysing the process of reciprocity, collaboration, exchange and resistance that animated the era on both sides of the Atlantic.” –English Historical Review (English Historical Review)
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Book Description University Of Exeter Press, Exeter, 1999 First Edition. Hardback. No Dustjacket., 1999. 8vo. pp (x), 406. Dark maroon cloth with silver lettering to front cover and spine.ISBN: 0859895459 Very slight rubbing to covers and bumping to base of spine else clean tight very good indeed. Bookseller Inventory # A85288