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Screen borders

From Calais to cinéma-monde

By Michael Gott

Screen borders
Hardcover

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6423-0
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: July 2022
  • BIC Category: Film Studies, PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, The arts / Films, cinema, The arts / Film theory & criticism

Description

Film and television offer important insights into wider social outlooks on borders in France and Europe. This book undertakes a visual cultural history of contemporary borders and border outlooks through a film and television tour of Europe. It traces the on-screen borders of Europe from the Gare du Nord train station in Paris to Calais, London, Lampedusa and Lapland. It contends that different types of mobilities and immobilities (refugees, urban commuters, workers in a post-industrial landscape) and vantage points (from borderland forests, ports, train stations, airports, refugee centers) are all part of a complex French and European border narrative. It covers a wide range of examples, from popular films and TV series to auteur fiction and documentaries by well-known directors from across Europe and beyond.

Contents

Introduction
1 The human geography of borders: Stations, screens, and tunnels
2 (Un)Inhabiting and traveling the border: Ports and watery borderlands from calais to lesbos
3 Touring borderland Europe in airport cinema
4 Screen borders and "cinéma-monde": Migrants and the mediterranean in European co-productions
5 Beyond bridges and tunnels: The border imaginary of European TV series
Conclusion


Index

Author

Michael Gott is Associate Professor of French and Niehoff Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati

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