Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Screening European Heritage

Creating and Consuming History on Film

Editors: Cooke, Paul, Stone, Rob (Eds.)

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This book provides a unique examination of the way Europe’s past is represented on contemporary screens and what this says about contemporary cultural attitudes to history. How do historical dramas come to TV and cinema screens across Europe? How is this shaped by the policies and practices of cultural institutions, from media funding boards to tourist agencies and heritage sites? Who watches these productions and how are they consumed in cinemas, on TV and online?, are just some of the questions this volume seeks to answer. From The Lives of Others to Game of Thrones, historical dramas are a particularly visible part of mainstream European film production, often generating major national debates on the role of the past in contemporary national identity construction.

About the authors

Professor Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair of World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, UK. He has written on world cinema’s engagement with Hollywood and on the legacy of both National Socialism and the GDR in contemporary German culture. He is currently developing a series of community filmmaking projects exploring the ‘dark heritage’ of Germany and South Africa.
Professor Rob Stone is Chair of European Cinema and Professor of Film Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of several volumes on Spanish cinema, the political and cultural history of Basque cinema, flamenco and film, Surrealism and the cinema of Richard Linklater.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Politics and Sociology of Screening the Past: A National and Transnational Perspective

    Bondebjerg, Ib

    Pages 3-24

  • British Flanders: Co-produced Television Drama and the Limits of a European Heritage

    Verheul, Jaap

    Pages 25-44

  • Whose Heritage?: Noi credevamo (We Believed) and the National, Regional and Transnational Dynamics of the Risorgimento Film

    Marlow-Mann, Alex

    Pages 45-60

  • Towards World Heritage Cinema (Starting from the Negative)

    O’Leary, Alan

    Pages 63-84

  • Rewriting History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage

    Berghahn, Daniela

    Pages 85-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Screening European Heritage
Book Subtitle
Creating and Consuming History on Film
Editors
  • Paul Cooke
  • Rob Stone
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
978-1-137-52280-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52280-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70622-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 290
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