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The National Revisited

Paul Willemen

Paul Willemen, who died in 2012, was Professor of Film Studies at University of Ulster, Coleraine. He played a formative role in the development of film studies as an academic subject area. His books include the co-edited Theorizing National Cinema (BFI 2005), Questions of Third Cinema (1990) and Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory (1994). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Parts of this essay were first given as a paper in Canberra (1989), then published as ‘The National’ in Willemen 1994: 206–19.Notions of the national and the international are inextricably linked because they define each other. But they do...

Reflections on Digital Imagery: Of Mice and Men

Paul Willemen

Paul Willemen, who died in 2012, was Professor of Film Studies at University of Ulster, Coleraine. He played a formative role in the development of film studies as an academic subject area. His books include the co-edited Theorizing National Cinema (BFI 2005), Questions of Third Cinema (1990) and Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory (1994). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Screen Media : Cinema/Art/Narrative

British Film Institute, 2002

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...An earlier version of this essay was published in 292 Essays in Visual Culture, Andrew Patrizio , ed., Edinburgh Projects, Edinburgh, 2000.On a BBC Radio 4 programme in early 1999, some cyber-nut claimed, in all seriousness, that Dante had...

Reconceptualising National Cinema/s

Stephen Crofts

Stephen Crofts is an independent scholar and Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Australia. He has taught film and media studies at universities in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. He has published some sixty articles, book chapters and monographs in the USA, the UK and Australia, as well as the books Identification, Gender and Genre: The Case of Shame (Samuel French, 1998), and, with Philip Bell and Kathe Boehringer, Programmed Politics (Sable, 1982), on televisual constructions of politics. Forthcoming is a book comparing the Australian and New Zealand cultural formations. He has worked on the editorial boards of five film and media studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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... Hollywood In Paul Willemen’s gloss, ‘some countries (especially in Asia) have managed to prevent Hollywood from destroying their local film industry’ (1987: 25). This option is open only to nation-states with large domestic markets and/or...

Edinburgh 76 Magazine: Introduction

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Paul Willemen

Paul Willemen, who died in 2012, was Professor of Film Studies at University of Ulster, Coleraine. He played a formative role in the development of film studies as an academic subject area. His books include the co-edited Theorizing National Cinema (BFI 2005), Questions of Third Cinema (1990) and Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory (1994). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945–90

British Film Institute, 1999

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...Seven years ago, in 1969, the Edinburgh Film Festival published its first book, Samuel Fuller, in conjunction with a retrospective of Fuller’s films. The decision to publish books to accompany the festival’s major retrospective...

National/International/Transnational

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at NewYork University. His forthcoming books include Possibilities of Resistance, with Masao Miyoshi, and Hollywood, or Empire as a Symptom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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... scrutinises the idea of the national and refuses any facile equation of the national with a particular group of people, a geographical location or cultural traditions, for the purpose of creating an imaginary sense of national homogeneity (Willemen...

Ozu and the Nation

Kathe Geist

Kathe Geist is an art and film historian, she has written extensively on the films of Ozu. She lives and writes in Brookline and Charlemont, Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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... economic structuring today than that of fifty to seventy years ago, Paul Willemen has written that ‘a cinema positively yet critically seeking to engage with the multi-layeredness of specific socio-cultural formations, is necessarily...

British Cinema as National Cinema

Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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... culture in a way which does not presume a homogeneous or ‘pure’ national identity. Indeed, as Paul Willemen has argued, the national cinema which genuinely addresses national specificity will actually be at odds with the ‘homogenising project’...

Italian Cinema and History

Maria Wyke

Maria Wyke is Professor of Latin at University College London. Her research interests include the representation of ancient Rome in popular culture. She published Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History (Routledge, 1997) and The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations (Oxford University Press, 2000). With a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship she is preparing the publication of her research into the reception of Julius Caesar in Western culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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...This text is an extract from Wyke, Maria (1997), Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History, London and New York: Routledge: 8–32. In that volume, she also considers at length Hollywood’s cinematic histories of ancient Rome...

Early Cinema and Modernity in Latin America

Ana M Lopez

Ana M. Lopez Until Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Ana M. Lopez was Associate Provost at Tulane University and a member of the communication department and Latin American Studies Program. She teaches film and cultural studies and has published widely on Latin American cinema and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Extracted from Cinema Journal (40) 1: 48–78 with permission of the author. All translations by the author unless otherwise indicated.The early years of the silent cinema in Latin America, roughly 1896–1920, are the least discussed and most...

National Cinema in Ireland

Martin McLoone

Martin McLoone is Professor of Media Studies attached to the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. He is author of Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema (BFI, 2000) and has edited numerous collections on aspects of the media in Britain and Ireland, including Broadcasting in a Divided Community: 70 Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland (Institute of Irish Studies, 1996), Big Picture, Small Screen: The Relations Between Film and Television (University of Luton Press, 1996) and Border Crossing: Film in Ireland, Britain and Europe (Institute of Irish Studies/BFI, 1994). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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... as entertainment. In his later discussion of the concept, Paul Willemen notes how Solanas revised his original formulation to take account of the fact that the idea of a Third Cinema was being adopted throughout both the ‘First’ and the ‘Third...