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Martha P. Nochimson, Film Critic and Writer

World On Film: An Introduction

2010. Wiley Blackwell.

This uniquely engaging textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. The book is both broad in scope (films from France, Sweden, Spain, Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India are among those covered) and detailed in it examination of each region's filmic styles and narrative concerns.

"Lively and readable, World on Film provides provocative questions, helpful background, and interesting discussion topics for any world cinema class or for anyone interested in learning about the international film scene." - Linda Mizejewski, Ohio State University

"Students whose knowledge of movies is limited to the latest releases at the local multiplex couldn't ask for a better guide to the foreignness of international cinema than World on Film. Starting with due consideration and respect for her readers' understanding of Hollywood movies, Martha Nochimson leads them on an expertly guided tour through both the leading movements in international cinema and the new movie-watching habits they need to appreciate Luis Bunuel and Wong Kar-wai—and to take a fresh look at Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino." - Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware

"Nochimson leads students through close readings of key films and the works of central directors, while never losing sight of the how these films and filmmakers have been influenced and how their influence extends through time and beyond geographical boundaries. World on Film provides a logical and engaging framework for student learning, with substantive, imaginative questions and project ideas that encourage further research and continued close analysis of films in the context of nation, history, theory, and aesthetics." - Cynthia Lucia, Associate Professor and Director of Film and Media Studies, Rider University

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