World Cinema On Demand: Global Film Cultures in the Era of Online Distribution by Stefano Baschiera (Queen's University Belfast, UK) (Hardback)
Brings together leading film and media scholars to examine world cinema's dialogue with the transformations invoked by online distribution during the period 2010-2014, when digital distribution and global media flows came to the forefront.
World Cinema on Demand brings together diverse contributions by leading film and media scholars to examine world cinema's dialogue with the transformations that took place during 2010-2014, engaging directly with ongoing debates surrounding national cinema, transnational identity, and cultural globalization, as well as ideas about genre, fandom and cinephilia. The contributions look at individual national patterns of online distribution, engaging with archives, SVODS and torrent communities. The essays also investigate the cross-cultural presence of world cinema in non-domestic online markets (such as Europe's, for example). As a result, the volume sheds light on geo-politically specific issues of film circulation, consumption and preservation within a range of culturally diverse filmmaking contexts, including case studies from India, Nigeria, Mexico and China. In this way, the collection maps the impact of different online formats of distribution in the understanding of World Cinema, underlining the links between distribution and media provisions as well as engaging with new forms of intermediation.
About the Author: Stefano Baschiera is Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland. His work on European cinema, material culture, and film industries has been published in a variety of edited collections and journals including Film International, Bianco e Nero, New Review of Film and Television Studies, and NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. He is the co-editor of Italian Horror Cinema (2016). Alexander Fisher is Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland, where he teaches modules on World Cinema. He has published widely on topic of African cinema, focusing on its production and distribution as well as its aesthetic dimensions. His work has appeared in journals such as Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, Visual Anthropology, The Journal of African Cinemas and The Journal of African Media Studies, as well as multiple edited collections.
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