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Author Radović, Milja, 1971- author.

Title Transnational cinema and ideology : representing religion, identity and cultural myths / Milja Radović.

Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43 RADO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge Studies in Religion and Film ; 4
Routledge studies in religion and film ; 4.
Notes Includes filmography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-151) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Approaching Film and Religion from a Transnational Perspective -- 2. From National to Transnational -- 3. The Balkans: Nationalist-Religious Ideology, Identity, and Conflict in Cinema -- 4. Rebuilding Identity through Cinematic Representations of Cultural Myths: Myths Make Nations, and Nations Make Myths -- 5. Hollywood Cinema as an Ideological Factory: Nation as 'Destiny', Apocalypse and Foreignness -- 6. Cross-Cultural Representations of Religion, Identity, and the Mythical 'Other' -- 7. Conclusion.
Summary "Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of 'transnational' rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of the relationship between transnational cinema and ideology. The book focuses in particular on the complex ways in which religion, identity and cultural myths interact in specific cinematic representations of ideology. Author Milja Radovic approaches the selected films as national, regional products, and then moves on to comparative analysis and discussion of their transnational aspects. This book also addresses the question of whether transnationalism reinforces the nation or not; one of the possible answers to this question may be given through the exploration of the cinema of national states and its transnational aspects. Radovic illustrates the ways in which these issues, represented and framed by films, are transmitted beyond their nation-state borders and local ideologies in which they originated - and questions whether therefore one can have an understanding of transnational cinema as a platform for political dialogue."
Subject Motion pictures.
Politics in motion pictures.
Religion in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780415843997 (hbk)