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Mazierska, Ewa
European cinema and intertextuality : history, memory and politics / Ewa Mazierska
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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 4th Floor  PN1995.9.H5 M39 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Historical films -- Europe -- History and criticism
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Europe
Motion pictures and history
Physical Description xi, 285 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "European Cinema and Intertextuality offers an original and up-to-date approach to the representation of history through film. It provides an interpretation of a number of feature films representing crucial events and personalities from European history in the twentieth century. This includes the Second World War, Armenian Genocide, anti-Semitic attacks in Poland after the Second World War, European terrorism of the 1970s, and the end of communism. Films discussed include √Čloge de l'amour and Passion by Jean-Luc Godard, Ararat by Atom Egoyan, The Baader Meinhof Complex by Uli Edel, Moonlighting by Jerzy Skolimowski, 12:08 East of Bucharest by Corneliu Porumboiu and Kawasaki Rose by Jan Hrebejk"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-273) and index
Contents Introduction: Is the past a foreign country? -- The burden of the past and the lightness of the present: dealing with historic trauma through film -- "Our Hitler": new representations of Hitler in European films -- A clear dividing line?: cinematic representations of German, Italian and Irish terrorism -- From socialist realism to postmodernism: Polish martial law of 1981 in Polish and foreign films -- Goodbye Lenin or not: cinematic representations of the end of communism -- Twists of fate: secret agents, communist collaborators and secret files in German, Polish and Czech films

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