Early Cinema and the "National"

Author(s): Giorgio Bertellini, Richard Abel, Rob King

Editor(s): Richard Abel, Giorgio Bertellini, Rob King

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When, where, and how did motion pictures become a national phenomenon or part and parcel of a national culture? What conceptions of nation were bound up with early cinema? Is early cinema best understood in global or transnational terms? While many studies have been written on national cinemas, Early Cinema and the “National” is the first anthology to focus on the concept of national film culture from a wide methodological spectrum of interests, including not only visual and narrative forms but also international geopolitics, exhibition and marketing practices (both local and global), and pressing linkages to national imageries.

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Month of Publication: November

Year of Publication: 2008