ABSTRACT

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics.

Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others.

It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction

ByClaire Molloy, Yannis Tzioumakis

part |64 pages

Approaches to cinema and politics

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

ByPhilip Drake

chapter |10 pages

The Dialectics of Third Cinema

ByMike Wayne

chapter |13 pages

Geopolitics and Cinema

ByToby Miller

chapter |10 pages

Ecopolitics of Cinema

BySean Cubitt

chapter |12 pages

The Politics of form

A conceptual introduction to ‘Screen theory'
ByWarren Buckland

chapter |13 pages

Revisiting the Political Economy of film 1

ByJanet Wasko

part |60 pages

Cinema, activism and opposition

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByAnthony Killick

chapter |12 pages

“New” New Latin American Cinema Manifestoes

ByScott L. Baugh

chapter |9 pages

Reel News in the Digital Age

Framing Britain's radical video-activists
BySteve Presence

chapter |11 pages

Film and the Politics of Working Class Representation

The Inside Film project
ByDeirdre O’Neill

chapter |12 pages

KONY 2012

Anatomy of a campaign video and a video campaign
ByLeshu Torchin

part |62 pages

Film, propaganda, ideology and the state

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByClaire Molloy

chapter |12 pages

Propaganda, Activism and Environmental Nostalgia

ByClaire Molloy

chapter |10 pages

Between ‘Information' and ‘Inspiration'

The Office of War Information, Frank Capra's Why We Fight series and US World War II propaganda
ByGregory Frame

chapter |14 pages

Striving for the Maximum Appeal

Ideology and propaganda in the Soviet cinema of the 1920s and 1930s 1
ByPanayiota Mini

chapter |11 pages

“Victory Doesn't always look the way other People Imagine It”

Post-conflict cinema in Northern Ireland
ByStephen Baker

chapter |11 pages

Film Policy and England

The politics of creativity
ByPaul Dave

part |68 pages

The politics of mobility

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

ByStephanie Hemelryk Donald

chapter |15 pages

Cosmopolitanism, Empathy and the Close-Up

ByDimitris Eleftheriotis

chapter |13 pages

Regurgitated Bodies

Presenting and representing trauma in The Act of Killing
ByLúcia Nagib

chapter |11 pages

After Dispossession

Blackfella Films and the politics of radical hope
ByFelicity Collins

chapter |11 pages

The Holocaust documentary

Sense, meaning, and redemptive politics
ByBrad Prager

chapter |12 pages

A Bridge Over Troubled Water?

Loving Jews and Muslims in two recent Mediterranean films
ByYosefa Loshitzky

part |58 pages

Political Hollywood

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByBrian Neve

chapter |10 pages

Social apocalypse in contemporary Hollywood film

ByDouglas Kellner

chapter |11 pages

Spectacle VS. Narrative

Action political movies in the new millennium
ByIan Scott

chapter |10 pages

Representing 9/11 in Hollywood cinema

ByEleftheria Thanouli

chapter |11 pages

Reaganite Cinema

What a feeling!
ByGary Needham

part |60 pages

Alternative and independent film and politics

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

ByYannis Tzioumakis

chapter |10 pages

Film Festivals

Mediating the mainstream and marginal voices
ByMarijke de Valck

chapter |15 pages

Politics, ‘Indie-Style'

Political filmmaking and contemporary US independent cinema
ByYannis Tzioumakis

chapter |10 pages

Dismantling the System from within

The early films of Robert Altman and the politics of anti-establishment
ByJacqui Miller

chapter |10 pages

Ethical Time, Ethical History

Recent Israeli films
ByNurith Gertz

chapter |9 pages

The way of Seeming

ByRob Nilsson

part |60 pages

The politics of cine-geographies

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByEwa Mazierska

chapter |12 pages

Political Cinema In Latin America

From nation-building to cultural translation
ByArmida de la Garza

chapter |11 pages

European Cinema

Spectator- or spect-actor-driven policies
ByPetar Mitric, Katharine Sarikakis

chapter |11 pages

Minor Cinema

The case of Wales
ByRuth McElroy

part |58 pages

The politics of documentary

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByJohn Corner

chapter |11 pages

Documenting Dissent

Political documentary in the People's Republic of China
ByLuke Robinson

chapter |12 pages

Politics and Independence

Documentary in Greece during the crisis
ByLydia Papadimitriou

chapter |10 pages

Secret City (2012)

A reception diary
ByMichael Chanan, Lee Salter

chapter |10 pages

Interactive Documentary

Film and politics in the digital era
ByJames Lyons