Small Nation, Global Cinema
The New Danish Cinema 2nd
By (author) Mette Hjort
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Small Nation, Global Cinema by Mette Hjort
Book DescriptionInvestigates the relationship between globalization and the New Danish Cinema. "Small Nation, Global Cinema" engages the effects of globalization from the perspective of small nations. Focusing her study on the specific cultural context of the international film market, Mette Hjort argues that the New Danish Cinema presents an opportunity to understand the effects of globalization within the culture and economy of a privileged small nation. Hjort offers two key strategies underwriting the transformation and globalization of contemporary Danish cinema - the processes of cultural circulation and the psychological efficacy of heritage. Exploring the Dogma 95 movement initiated by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg as well as films by Erik Clausen, Gabriel Axel, Henning Carlsen, and Ole Bornedal, among others, Hjort examines means for cinematic globalization specific to Denmark, but then evolves her investigation into a truly comparative frame-work encompassing references to Hong Kong, Latin America, and Hollywood filmmaking. Providing a fresh way of looking at cultural influence in the era of globalization, Hjort's concept of "small" nation points as much to the dynamics of recognition, indifference, and participation as it does to more common measures of population size, economic strength, or linguistic reach.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816646487
(229mm x 149mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Danish Directors 3, Paperback (November 2013)
Following the two previous volumes in this series of practitioner interviews with Danish directors, this title focuses on Danish documentary cinema. Emphasizing the documentary cinema, it features filmmakers who belong to the generation born in the 1970s.
Education of the Filmmaker in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, Hardback (August 2013)
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Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Australia, and Asia, Hardback (July 2013)» View all books by Mette Hjort
Practice-based film education is a crucial element in the institutional landscape of film. This book fills the gap in understanding practice-based film scholarship, focusing on Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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Author Biography - Mette Hjort
Mette Hjort is professor of intercultural studies at Aalborg University.
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