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Author Balio, Tino.

Title The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 367 pages) : illustrations
Series Wisconsin film studies
Wisconsin film studies.
Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One: Emergence -- 1. Antecedents -- 2. Italian Neorealism -- 3. British Film Renaissance -- Part Two: Import Trends -- 4. Market Dynamics -- 5. French Films of the 1950s -- 6. Japanese Films of the 1950s -- 7. Ingmar Bergman: The Brand -- 8. The French New Wave -- 9. Angry Young Men: British New Cinema -- 10. The Second Italian Renaissance -- 11. Auteurs from Outside the Epicenter -- Part Three: Changing Dynamics -- 12. Enter Hollywood -- 13. The Aura of the New York Film Festival -- 14. Collapse -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Varietys All-Time Foreign Language Films to 2000 -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Tino Balio revisits the most exciting period in the history of world cinema, reminding us how movies suddenly, briefly became a vital force in modern intellectual life." Richard B. Jewell, University of Southern California, author of The Golden Age of Cinema: Hollywood, 1929 to 1945
From Roberto Rossellinirs Open Crty in 1946 to Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris in 1973, Tino Balio tracks the critical reception in the press of such filmmakers as Frantois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tony Richardson, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Luis Buriuel, Satyajit Ray, and Milos Forman. Their releases paled in comparison to Hollywood fare at the box office, but their impact on American film culture was enormous. The reception accorded to art house cinema attacked motion picture censorship, promoted the director as auteur, and celebrated film as an international art. Championing the cause was the new "cinephile" generation, which was mostly made up of college students under thirty
Largely shut out of American theaters since the 1920's, foreign films such as Open City, Bicycle Thief, Rashomon, The Seventh Seal, Breathless, La Doke Vita, and L'Avventura played after World War II in a growing number of art houses around the country and created a small but influential art film market devoted to the acquisition, distribution, and exhibition of foreign language and English language films produced abroad. Nurtured by successive waves of imports from Italy, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Japan, and the. Soviet Bloc, the renaissance was kick started by independent distributors working out of New York; by the 1960's, however, the market had been subsumed by Hollywood
The fashion for foreign films depended in part on their frankness about sex. When Hollywood abolished the Production Code in the late 1960's, American made films began to treat adult themes with maturity and candor. In this new environment, foreign films lost their cachet and the art film market went into decline. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-345) and index
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Subject Foreign films -- United States -- Reviews.
Foreign films -- United States.
Genre/Form Reviews.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0299247937 (e-book)
9780299247935 (e-book)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)