Fm4 urban stories lesson 1_world cinema definitions

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Fm4 urban stories lesson 1_world cinema definitions

  1. 1. World cinema definitions
  2. 2. General Definitions• A misleading term• Considered a ‘genre’ in retail outlets that sell Dvds• Film theorists feel this is misleading:“However common it has become, the term ‘world cinema’ still lacks a proper, positive definition”In the past, definitions have fallen into 3 areas:8. Any film from a country that isn’t British (or of the audience’s national cinema)9. Non-Hollywood films10. Films that focus on social, cultural and political issues
  3. 3. Developments in a definition• Professor Nagib argues that: – ‘world cinema’ should be used as an approach to film study rather than be a clear cut definition or genre – “World cinema is simply the cinema of the world. – “ a way of cutting across film history according to waves of relevant films and movement, creating flexible geographies.”• The positive study of film in its historical and cultural context• Doesn’t think about films solely in relation to their ‘difference’ to Hollywood stereotypes.

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