Crossing New Europe by Ewa Mazierska
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Crossing New Europe
By Ewa Mazierska

Crossing New Europe

Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie

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Crossing New Europe by Ewa Mazierska

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Although a long-established and influential genre, this is the first comprehensive study of the European road cinema. "Crossing New Europe" investigates this tradition, its relationship with the American road movie and its aesthetic forms. It examines such crucial issues as individual and national identity crises, and phenomena such as displacement, diaspora, exile, migration, nomadism, and tourism in postmodern, post-Berlin Wall Europe. Drawing on the work of Said, Hall, Shields, Urry, Bauman, Deleuze and Guattari and other critical theorists, "Crossing New Europe" adopts a broad interpretation of 'Europe' and discusses directors who have long been associated with the road movie, such as "Wim Wenders" ("Alice in the Cities", "Lisbon Story") and "Aki Kaurismaki" ("Leningrad Cowboys Go America!"); authors with a distinctive vision of the road, such as Eric Rohmer, Werner Herzog and Patrick Keiller; and more recent contributions such as "Morven Callar", "Calendar", "Code Unknown", "Dear Diary", and "The Last Resort".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764670
ISBN-10: 1904764673
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Marx at the Movies by Ewa Mazierska Marx at the Movies, Hardback (September 2014)

Marx and the Moving Image approaches cinema from a Marxist perspective. It argues that the supposed 'end of history', marked by the comprehensive triumph of capitalism and the 'end of cinema', calls for revisiting Marx's writings in order to analyse film theories, histories and practices.

Falco and Beyond by Ewa Mazierska Falco and Beyond, Paperback (April 2014)

Falco and Beyond is devoted to the most popular Austrian song-writer, singer and rapper of the twentieth century and one of the most successful European singers of all time.

Work in Cinema by Ewa Mazierska Work in Cinema, Hardback (December 2013)

Cinema frequently depicts various types of work, but this representation is never straightforward. It depends on and reflects many factors, especially the place and time the film is made and the type of audience it addresses. Here, the contributors employ transnational and transhistorical perspectives to compare filmic depictions of work.

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Author Biography - Ewa Mazierska

Ewa Mazierska is Reader in Contemporary Cinema at the University of Central Lancashire. Laura Rascaroli is Toyota Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the National University of Ireland, Cork. They are co-authors of The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries (Wallflower Press, 2004).

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