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

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The Politics of Nordsploitation takes a transnational approach to exploring Nordic 'exploitation' films in their industrial contexts, viewing them as not only political manifestations of domestic considerations but also to position Nordic film cultures in a global context. Incorporating a wide range of films, from international cult classics like They Call Her One Eye (1974), homegrown martial arts films like The Ninja Mission (1984) to contemporary crowd-sourced fan productions like Iron Sky (2012), this volume examines the remarkable diversity of genre-based, commercially and culturally exploitative film production throughout the Nordic countries - emphasized here through the term 'Nordsploitation'.

This volume provides a historical exposition of largely ignored marginal films and film cultural patterns. It also outlines how influential these films have been in shaping the development of Nordic cinema. The effects are visible in the films of the new millennium as previously marginalized practices now enter the mainstream. With sharp insights and new research, The Politics of Nordsploitation redefines the concept of 'exploitation' and its role in small nation cinemas.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesCinema industryFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 25/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9781501373947  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pietari Kaapa is Associate Professor in Media and Communications at University of Warwick, UK. His work combines ecocritical analysis with media industry and policy studies. His books include Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinema (Bloomsbury 2014) and the anthology Transnational Ecocinema: Film Culture in an Age of Environmental Depravation (2013), co-edited with Tommy Gustafsson. He is an editor of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. Tommy Gustafsson is Professor of Film Studies at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His work is mainly concentrated on film history, both international and Nordic. He has been published in Cinema Journal and Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, and his books include Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema: A Cultural Analysis of 1920s Films (2014), and the anthology Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace (2015) co-edited with Pietari Kaapa.

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