Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Finnish Cinema

A Transnational Enterprise

Editors: Bacon, Henry (Ed.)

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  • Encapsulates how Finnish film history as a small nation cinema has always been attached to developments in other film producing nations
  • Surveys the importance of importation in gaining sufficient funding for film production in Finland
  • Focuses on the often marginalized topic of transnational collaboration in small nation cinema
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This book presents an expert analysis of  the transnational aspects of Finnish cinema throughout its history. As a small nation cinema, Finnish film culture has, even at its most nationalistic, always been attached to developments in other film producing nations in terms of production and distribution as well as genres and aesthetics. Recent developments in film theory offer exciting new approaches and methodologies for the study of transnational phenomena in the field of film culture, both past and present. The authors  employ a wide range of cutting edge methodologies in order to address the major issues involved in transnational approaches to film culture. Until recently, much of this research has focused on globalization and questions related to diasporic cinema, while transnational issues related to small nation film cultures have been marginalized. This study focuses on how small nation cinemas have faced the dilemma of contributing to the construction and maintenance of national culture and identity, while responding to audience tastes largely shaped by foreign cinemas.
With Finland’s intriguing political placement between East and West, along with the high portion of film history preserved in Finnish archives, this thoroughly contextualized multidisciplinary analysis of Finnish film history serves as an illuminating case study of the transnational aspects of small nation cinemas.

About the authors

Bacon, Henry, PhD, is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki. Previously he worked for the Finnish Film archive and was in charge of designing a national film and television archive.  He has published nine books and a large number of articles on film theory and history as well as the history of opera. Among his major interests are the interrelationships between perceiving and understanding of our natural and social environment on the one hand and perceiving and understanding audiovisual fiction on the other, transnational aspects of film culture, film in relation to other arts, film violence and film acting.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Study of Transnational Small Nation Cinema

    Pages 1-19

    Bacon, Henry

  • A Young Nation Seeking to Define Itself: Finland in 1900–1930

    Pages 23-26

    Hupaniittu, Outi

  • The Emergence of Finnish Film Production and Its Linkages to Cinema Businesses During the Silent Era

    Pages 27-50

    Hupaniittu, Outi

  • Finnish Film Style in the Silent Era

    Pages 51-80

    Seppälä, Jaakko

  • War and Peace: Finland Among Contending Nations

    Pages 83-86

    Lehtisalo, Anneli

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finnish Cinema
Book Subtitle
A Transnational Enterprise
Editors
  • Henry Bacon
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57651-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57651-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84675-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 285
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