Popular European Cinema examines the reasons why films that are most popular with audiences in any one European countha are seldom successful eslewhere. Audiences themselves represent diverse class, gender and ethnic identities that complicate th equestoin of national cinema, not least with recent developments in formerly communist Eastern Europe and post-colonialist Western Europe. THrough their individual studies, the contribuitots ehr oven up a new area of study, using the medium of film to fucus a wider discussion of popular European culture.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 6|14 pages
‘We Were Born to Turn a Fairy-Tale into Reality'
Svetlȳĭ put' and the Soviet musical of the 1930s and 1940s
chapter 8|14 pages
Was the Cinema Fairground Entertainment?
The birth and role of popular cinema in the Polish territories up to 1908
chapter 16|12 pages
‘Film Stars Do Not Shine in the Sky over Poland'
The absence of popular cinema in Poland