The Cinema of the Low Countries
Edited by Ernest Mathijs
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Cinema of the Low Countries by Ernest Mathijs
Book DescriptionThe Cinema of the Low Countries is a volume in the new 24 Frames series of studies of national and regional cinema. In taking an explicitly text-centered approach, the books in this series offer a unique way of considering the particular concerns, styles and modes of representation of numerous national cinemas around the world. This volume concentrates on the practice and reception of film from the Low Countries: The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Films of the Low Countries have long been regarded as isolated texts. This book points to the interconnectedness between Low Countries films from different genres, regions, languages and formats, considering their national and international importance. Building on each film's relationship with its particular cultural context, the volume presents twenty-four especially commisioned essays by renowned writers, each one focusing on one key film. The volume covers the work of internationally acclaimed directors such as Joris Ivens, Henri Storck, Paul Verhoeven and the Dardenne Brothers. Key films discussed include Turkish Delight, The Vanishing, Daughters of Darkness, Character, Rosetta and Man Bites Dog.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764007
(234mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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'Lord of the Rings', Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Ernest Mathijs
Takes the release of the film trilogy as a point of departure for an overview of the international impact of "The Lord of the Rings" in a range of cultural environments. This anthology analyses the merchandising, box office figures, distribution, critical reception, fan following, and cult status of the films.
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Author Biography - Ernest Mathijs
Ernest Mathijs is lecturer in film studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has written extensively on Belgian cinema and has co-edited the forthcoming Big Brother International (co-editor Janet Jones) and Alternative Europe (co-editor Xavier Mendik), both to be published by Wallflower Press.
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