1 Centers of Cinema: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, United States

Centers of Cinema:

Russia, Britain, France, Germany, United States

(Foundations of Movies)

by Joseph Ben-David,

Philip G. Altbach (Introduction)

The cinemas of Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States stem from different cultural traditions, but only the French and the American have survived as influential and powerful systems in the world.
Each has cultivated a high degree of cinematic and cultural autonomy and has served, at one time or another, as a model for world filmmaking.
Yet, those five systems are structurally distinct and show considerably different patterns of development, growth, decline and death.
In Centers of Cinema Emanuel Levy explores these differences and provides insights into the role and scope of contemporary movies as art forms and mass entertainment.