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The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities

Randall Halle


This innovative study advances the concept of “interzones”—geographical and ideational spaces of transit, interaction, transformation, and contested diversity—as a mechanism for analyzing European cinema. The book focuses especially on films about borders, borderlands, and cultural zones as it traces the development of interzones from the inception of central European cinema to the avant-garde films of today. Throughout, it shows how cinema both reflects and engenders interzones that explore the important questions of Europe's social order: imperialism and nation-building in the late nineteent ... More

Keywords: cultural interzones, transit, interaction, transformation, contested diversity, European cinema, avant-garde films, connectivity, tolerance, cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038457
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randall Halle, author
University of Pittsburgh