Shekhar Deshpande | Meta Mazaj

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Resources on the Occult

Nollywood is a product of a complex dialectic between external and internal forces–the history of colonialism, the global economy, local arts, traditions, religious diversity, economic and social conditions–the context of which provides useful pathways to understand the particularity of Nollywood’s aesthetics, narrative forms, and its popularity in the continent.

World Cinema Resources

Helpful links to better understand World Cinema

Chapter 10: Polyvalent world cinema

The final chapter, on polyvalence, is an equally significant step in a course on world cinema

Chapter 8: National formations

The transformative effect of globalization has radically redefined the status of the nation as a relevant economic, political, and cultural unit instead giving currency to the terms ‘world,’ ‘global,’ and ‘transnational’ in descriptions of the current geopolitical map

Chapter 7: Asian cinema

Multiple cinemas of Asian countries–China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and other East Asian countries–are often discussed in film studies under the rubric of ‘Asian cinema.’

Chapter 6: African cinema and Nollywood

Nollywood, the video-film industry from Nigeria, emerged on the scene in the early 1990s, when film industries around the world were going through major transformations of economy, production, and ideology.

Chapter 5: Indian cinema and Bollywood

For nearly four decades, Indian cinema has been a strong presence on the world stage largely due to the strength of its numbers alone.

Chapter 4: Film festivals and world cinema

Chapter 4 addresses the most salient feature of world cinema after the 1980s: the global boom and influence of international film festivals, which have become one of the biggest growth industries.

Chapter 3: Film production and finance

Chapter 3 offers an account of the main production models around the world

Chapter 2: Watching world cinema

Chapter 2 traces different, and unevenly developed, practices and habits of watching films around the world

News

Comcast Withdraws Fox Bid, Paving Way For Disney Deal

US cable giant Comcast has withdrawn its offer to acquire 21st Century Fox, focusing its energy instead on its potential Sky acquisition.

Sundance 2018 Generated $191.6m Economic Impact on Utah

Sundance Institute said on Tuesday [July 17] that the 2018 Sundance Film Festival generated $191.6m total economic impact on the state of Utah.

Hungary Tax incentive Raised To 30% For Film Production

Hungary has raised its production tax incentive from 25% to 30%

Most Expensive Chinese Film Ever Pulled From Cinemas After It Bombs

Dismal first-weekend takings and suggestions of organised trolling responsible for film’s withdrawal by producers

Ukraine and Montenegro Poised To Join Eurimages In 2019

Membership of the Council of Europe’s cinema support fund Eurimages is set to reach 40 with the arrival of Ukraine and Montenegro as the latest members in its 30th anniversary year in 2019.

UK Cinema Associaton Launches Fund For Subtitling Innovations

The UK Cinema Association, the body which represents the interests of over 93% of UK cinema operators, has launched a fund to encourage innovations in the area of subtitling for people with hearing loss.

Korean Box Office Grows In First Half Of 2018 After Ticket Price Increases

South Korea’s total box office increased by 2.4% to $711.3m in the first half of the year, according to figures from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), although total admissions decreased by 1% to 96.36 million.

Bankruptcy Court Rejects Calls To Block Weinstein Company Sale

A US bankruptcy court approved the $289m sale of The Weinstein Company (TWC) to Lantern Capital on Wednesday (July 11), in spite of objections from a group of Hollywood players.

Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States

The coming closings of two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska will make this one in Bend, Ore., the only remaining one in the United States.

Classroom

Moviegoing in Cinema Paradiso

The following playlist and three videos contains clips of moviegoing within Cinema Paradiso.

Moviegoing: Cinema in Cinema

The following playlist celebrates the presence of moviegoing within films.

Karlovy Vary IFF Trailers Over the Years

Karlovy Vary commissions festival trailers featuring prominent filmmakers and actors. The following YouTube playlist contains 34 videos of such trailers from the 29th annual film festival to the 52th.

Chacun Son Cinéma Anthology Playlist

For the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, 60 filmmakers were asked to represent their perceptions of “their state of mind of the moment as inspired by the motion picture theatre” (Getty).

Zhang Yimou’s Movie Night

Zhang Yimou plays with the idea of a village coming together around cinema, which works both as a metaphor about the Chinese film industry as well as speaks to the experience of going to the movies.

Atom Egoyan’s Artaud Double Bill

“Atom Egoyan’s short film Artaud Double Bill from the anthology Chacun son cinéma has become one of the most eloquent articulations of the fast-changing state of film exhibition and viewership in our times.

Venice 70 Future Reloaded

In celebration of the 70th edition of the Venice International Film Festival the Biennale di Venezia has created the special project, Venezia 70 – Future Reloaded.

Resources on the Occult

Nollywood is a product of a complex dialectic between external and internal forces–the history of colonialism, the global economy, local arts, traditions, religious diversity, economic and social conditions–the context of which provides useful pathways to understand the particularity of Nollywood’s aesthetics, narrative forms, and its popularity in the continent.

World Cinema Resources

Helpful links to better understand World Cinema

Films

Rapper M.I.A.’s Documentary Explores Life As a Sri Lankan Refugee

The rapper’s documents her personal experiences as a refugee, immigrant, and advocate for Tamil people.

How ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Found (and Used) Its White Voice

“You don’t talk white enough,” veteran telemarketer Langston (Danny Glover) advises his young deskmate in an early Sorry to Bother You scene.

‘Searching For Ingmar Bergman’: Cannes Review

Margarethe Von Trotta makes a personal ode to the Swedish master

‘No 1. Chung Ying Street’: Review

Derek Chiu’s tearjerker looks back at the protests of 1967 and the aftermath of the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ in Hong Kong

Post-Brexit Love Story ‘The Drifters’ Wraps In the UK

Filming has wrapped in the UK on Ben Bond’s post-Brexit love story The Drifters, which is backed by Creative England and the BFI.

‘Ayka’: Cannes Review

A young woman attempts to survive after abandoning her newborn in Moscow

‘Capernaum’: Cannes Review

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki delivers a powerful story about a 12 year-old boy who takes his parents to court

‘Cellar Door’: Galway Review

A woman struggles to decipher her past in Viko Nikci’s intense film

‘All Good’: Munich Review

A blistering performance anchors this meticulous and powerful debut

‘The State Against Mandela And The Others’: Cannes Review

Documentary shines a light on the courage behind the epic struggle against apartheid

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