Concepts of transnational cinema revisited
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AbstractThis article revisits concepts of transnational cinema and examines
cinematic trends and phenomena from the past decade or so
through the lens of the transnational. The first case study interrogates
the cinematic ambitions of China and their impact on the
United States, and proposes a deeper engagement with the notion
of soft power for the analysis of such competitive and concessional
forms of transnationalism. The second case study argues
that three cinematic trends – namely the new wave of slow
cinema, the new genre of ecocinema, and the new ethos of poor
cinema – display connections on a transnational level without
recourse to national agendas or initiatives. The article theorizes
from these two sets of actual cases that transnational cinema can
serve as a conceptual framework that is both inescapably national
and inadvertently nation-less.
All Author(s) ListLim Song Hwee
Journal nameTransnational Screens
Year2019
Month4
Day14
Volume Number10
Issue Number1
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationUK
Article number1
Pages1 - 12
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsTransnational cinema, China,
soft power, slow cinema,
ecocinema, poor cinema

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