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Cinema between Fable and Political Mythology

Christian Uva

in Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the theoretical and critical substance of Sergio Leone’s filmography, referencing modern and postmodern thinkers. It argues that the conceptual foundation of Leone’s cinema is ... More


Political Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nollywood has a reputation for avoiding political issues, but a genre of “political films” emerged after the end of military rule in 1999. Nollywood extended strategies it had already developed to ... More


Third Docufictions

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the international film culture of the 1960s and 1970s against the backdrop of the massive urbanisation of what used to be called the ‘Third World’. During these decades not ... More


The horror of the Nazi past in the reunification present: Jörg Buttgereit's Nekromantiks

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores two recent works of experimental, historically grounded and hence political German films that effectively encapsulate the conceptual and critical agenda. They are Jörg ... More


Self-Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses two urban self-portraits, Tony Buba's Lightning Over Braddock (1988) and Michael Moore's Roger & Me (1989), in the context of historic urban identities giving way for the ... More


Discipline and Consensus: The British News Media

John Jenks

in British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores journalism censorship and the debate about suppression to see how the consensus held together, and how the government was willing to use harsher methods to keep the news and ... More


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