Directory of World Cinema: Scotland

Edited by Bob Nowlan and Zach Finch

Directory of World Cinema: Scotland

Edited by Bob Nowlan and Zach Finch

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

300 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9781783203949 Published August 2015
Scotland, its people, and its history have long been a source of considerable fascination and inspiration for filmmakers, film scholars, and film audiences worldwide. A significant number of critically acclaimed films made in the last twenty-five years have ignited passionate conversations and debates about Scottish national cinema. Its historical, industrial, and cultural complexities and contradictions have made it all the more a focus of attention and interest for both popular audiences and scholarly critics.
 
Directory of World Cinema: Scotland provides an introduction to many of Scottish cinema’s most important and influential themes and issues, films, and filmmakers, while adding to the ongoing discussion concerning how to make sense of Scotland’s cinematic traditions and contributions.  Chapters on filmmakers range from Murray Grigor to Ken Loach, and Gaelic filmmaking, radical and engaged cinema, production, finance, and documentary are just a few of the topics explored.  Film reviews range from popular box office hits such as Braveheart, and Trainspotting to lesser known but equally engaging independent and lower budget productions, such as Shell and Orphans. This book is both a stimulating and accessible resource for a wide range of readers interested in Scottish film.
Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction by the Editors
 
Industry Spotlight
Production
 
Marketing Mix
Finance
 
Location
Gaelic Film-making in Scotland
 
Cultural Crossover
Radical and Engaged Cinema
 
Directors
Bill Douglas
Boll Forsyth
Murray Grigor
Ken Loach
David Mackenzie
Peter Mullan
Lynne Ramsay
Margaret Tait
 
Mythic Visions: Critique and Counter-Critique
Essay
Reviews
 
From Social Realism to Social Art Cinema and Beyond
Essay
Reviews
 
Comedy, Fantasy and Horror
Essay
Reviews
 
Documentary
Essay
Reviews
 
Recommended Reading
 
Scottish Cinema Online
 
Test Your Knowledge
 
Notes on Contributors
 
Filmography
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