Europe and Love in Cinema
edited by Jo Labanyi, Luisa Passerini and Karen Diehl
Intellect Books, 2012
Paper: 978-1-84150-379-0
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.L6E88 2012

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Europe and Love in Cinema explores the relationship between love and Europeanness in a wide range of films from the 1920s to the present. A critical look at the manner in which love—in its broadest sense—is portrayed in cinema from across Europe and the United States, this volume exposes constructed notions of "Europeanness" that both set Europe apart and define some parts of it as more "European" than others. Through the international distribution process, these films in turn engage with ideas of Europe from both outside and within, while some, treated extensively in this volume, even offer alternative models of love. A bracing collection of essays from top film scholars, Europe and Love in Cinema demonstrates the centrality of desire to film narrative and explores multiple models of love within Europe's frontiers.


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