Directory Of World Cinema: Finland by Pietari KääpäDirectory Of World Cinema: Finland by Pietari Kääpä

Directory Of World Cinema: Finland

EditorPietari Kääpä

Paperback | August 15, 2012

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An important addition to Intellect’s popular series, Directory of World Cinema: Finland provides historical and cultural overviews of the country’s cinema. Over the course of their contributions to this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines construct a collective argument that complicates the dominant international view of Finnish cinema as small-scale industry dominated by realist art-house films.
The contributors approach the topic from a variety of angles, covering genre, art, and commercial films; independent productions; blockbuster cinema; and Finnish cinema’s industrial and historical contexts. While paying heed to Finland’s cultural specificity, the contributors also explore Finnish cultural industries within the broader context of international political, economic, artistic, and industrial developments. Together, they skillfully depict an ever-changing national film culture that plays a dynamic role in the global cinematic landscape. The Directory of World Cinema: Finland will therefore expand not only global interest in Finnish cinema but also the parameters within which it is discussed.

Pietari Kääpä is a postdoctoral researcher and an Academy of Finland research fellow in the School of Film and Television Studies at University of Helsinki.
Title:Directory Of World Cinema: FinlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.2 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841506176

ISBN - 13:9781841506173

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Table of Contents

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year: Rare Exports
    Aki Kaurismäki
    Erkki Karu
    Matti Kassila
    Mikko Niskanen
    Pirjo Honkasalo
    Rauni Molberg
    Risto Jarva
    T. J. Särkkä
    Teuvo Tulio
    Valentin Vaala
    The Emergence of the Star System
    Kati Outinen
    Matti Pellonpää
    Tauno Palo
    Vesa-Matti Loiri
Industrial Spotlight: The Economics of Finnish Cinema Part 1: 1910–1935
Scoring Cinema
Silent Cinema
Contemporary Film and Literature
Social Realism
Children's Film
Cinema and the Environment
Global Finland
The Futures of Finnish Cinema

Recommended Reading
Finnish Cinema Online
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors