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dc.contributor.authorAllen, Julie K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-12T05:03:10Z
dc.date.available2022-05-12T05:03:10Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-04-19T11:45:54Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54077
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/81293
dc.description.abstractThrough a detailed study of the circulation of European silent film in Australasia in the early twentieth century, this book challenges the historical myopia that treats Hollywood films as having always dominated global film culture. Before World War I, European silent feature films were ubiquitous in Australia and New Zealand, teaching Antipodean audiences about Continental cultures and familiarizing them with glamorous European stars, from Asta Nielsen to Emil Jannings. After the rise of Hollywood and then the shift to sound film, this history—and its implications for cross-cultural exchange—was lost. Julie K. Allen recovers that history, with its flamboyant participants, transnational currents, innovative genres, and geopolitical complications, bringing it all vividly to life. Making ground-breaking use of digitized Australian and New Zealand newspapers, the author reconstructs the distribution and exhibition of European silent films in the Antipodes, along the way incorporating compelling biographical sketches of the ambitious pioneers of the Australasian cinema industry. She reveals the complexity and competitiveness of the early cinema market, in a region with high consumer demand and low domestic production, and frames the dramatic shift to almost exclusively American cinema programming during World War I, contextualizing the rise of the art film in the 1920s in competition with mainstream Hollywood productions.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesExeter Studies in Film History
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNT Media, information & communication industries::KNTC Cinema industry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCA Popular culture
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia
dc.subject.otherfilm, movies, cinema, silent film, Hollywood, popular entertainment, European, Australia
dc.titleScreening Europe in Australasia
dc.title.alternativeTransnational silent film before and after the rise of Hollywood
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.47788/ITZE9134
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy1417d5ed-2c7f-456e-84f4-e75128a86747
oapen.relation.isbn9781905816897
oapen.pages484
oapen.place.publicationExeter


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