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Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Valentina Vitali


While post-war popular cinema has traditionally been excluded from accounts of national cinemas, the last fifteen years have seen the academy’s gradual rediscovery of cult and, more, generally, popular films. Why, many years after their release, do we now deem these films worthy of study? The book situates ‘low’ film genres in their economic and culturally specific contexts (a period of unstable ‘economic miracles’ in different countries and regions) and explores the interconnections between those contexts, the immediate industrial-financial interests sustaining the films, and the films’ aesth ... More

Keywords: comparative film studies, Italian cinema, Mexican cinema, Indian cinema, film genres, horror film, giallo, modes of address, economy, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099656
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valentina Vitali, author
University of East London