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Author Kääpä, Pietari, 1977- author.

Title The cinema of Mika Kaurismäki : transvergent cinescapes, emergent identities / Pietari Kääpä
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents Introduction: The (trans)national and the Global in Mika Kaurismäki's Films -- The Aki/Mika Syndrome: Cosmopolitan Auteurism and the Search for Cinematic Stability -- Cross-genre: Transnational Genre Mutations -- Mapping Transnational Space at the Margins of the Global Metropolis: Representations of the City in Kaurismäki's Films -- Post-road: Deconstructing the European Road Movie -- Auto-ethnography: Merging the Self and 'Other' in Brazilian Music Documentaries -- Post-nation: Kaurismäki's Films in a Global Spectrum -- The Potential of Post-humanism: Kaurismäki and the Ecological Imagination -- The Polyphonality of Transvergence: The Reception of Kaurismäki's Cinema -- Conclusion: Beyond the Happy Ending
Summary Mika Kaurismäki's films challenge many boundaries - national societies, genre formations, art/popular culture, fiction/documentary, humanity/nature, and problematic distinctions between different zones of development. Synthesizing concepts from a range of thematic frameworks - e.g. auteurism, eco-philosophy, genre, cartography, cineaste networks, global reception, distribution and exhibition practices, and the potential of postnationalism - this book provides an interdisciplinary reading of Kaurismäki's cinema. The notion of 'transvergence' - of thinking in heterogeneous and polyphonal terms -
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208)
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Subject Kaurismäki, Mika -- Criticism and interpretation
Kaurismäki, Mika.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Finland
Motion picture producers and directors -- Finland
Films, cinema.
ART -- General.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020426475
ISBN 9781841504520