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European Cinemas: Art, Industry, Entertainment (EAF2512)

30 credits

This is a module that introduces you to the diverse and complex production, distribution, and exhibition histories of European cinemas. We will study some of European cinema’s most famous films, made by world-renowned auteur directors and we will ask how and why these films are so important for the image of European cinema as art cinema. We will also think about how European cinema is an industry and a form of entertainment. We will see how European cinema is a counterweight to Hollywood, and how it both struggles against, and thrives alongside, its great cinematic rival.