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The Politics of Nordsploitation: History, Industry, Audiences
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The Politics of Nordsploitation: History, Industry, Audiences (Hardback)

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Nordic film cultures have transformed in the last 50 years, partly due to the loosening of film censorship, but also due to the shifting attitudes towards what constitutes national film culture and the rising appreciation for commercial genre film production.

Arising from the significance of this reciprocal cultural exchange, The Politics of Nordsploitation takes a transnational approach to exploring these films in their industrial contexts, exploring them as not only political manifestations of domestic considerations but also to position Nordic exploitation film cultures in a global context. The book provides a film historical exposition of a largely ignored film cultural movement but in addition, on a more retrospective level of analysis, it outlines how influential these films have been. The majority of the book focuses on key patterns and periods in the 1970-90s, but also traces the impact these films have had on textual tactics and industrial practices of contemporary filmmakers.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesCinema industryFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781501327339  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Pietari Kaapa is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kaapa has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. His books include Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinema (2014) and Environmental Management of The Media: Policy, Industry, Practice (2018). Tommy Gustafsson is Professor of Film Studies at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has published six books, edited three special journal issues as well as some 30 peer-reviewed articles. His work is mainly concentrated on film and television history, both international and Nordic. With Pietari Kaapa he has edited Transnational Ecocinema: Film Culture in an Era of Ecological Transformation (2013) and Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace (2015).

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