The Global Film Book
By Roy Stafford
To Be Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge – 352 pages
This introductory study of global film examines film production modes around the world and the ways in which they combine and overlap with each other, and with Hollywood, in a dynamic global film market.
Roy Stafford considers examples of production, distribution and exhibition from Europe, Africa, South Asia, East Asia and Latin America in order to demonstrate both how the international industry works within certain conventional modes and also how distinctive local conditions can enable forms of difference.
The textbook combines three approaches: industry-based study, formal analysis of narrative, genre and representation, and discussion of reception and local film cultures.
1. The Story Begins 2. The Hollywood Studio Model 3. Approaching the Study of GlobalFilms 4. National Cinemas in Europe: Contrasting Experiences 5. De-centring the Hollywood Domination Debate: Japan and South Korea 6. Middle East without Borders 7. International Art Cinema and the Festival Circuit 8. Another cinema: ‘new’, ‘imperfect’, ‘counter’ and ‘popular’? 9. Global Television and its Relationship with Global Film 10. Indian Cinema: A Case Study in Diversity 11. Cinema in all the Chinas 12. Looking to the Future
Roy Stafford is a freelance lecturer, writer and examiner in media education and training. He edited In The Picture magazine from 1990 to 2008 and he, along with three colleagues, set up a website called ‘The Case for Global Film’ (www.itpworld.wordpress.com), which discusses everything outside of Hollywood.