Alternatives to Hollywood

A Teacher's Guide

Sarah Perks, Isabelle Vanderschelden, and Andy Willis

Auteur

Alternatives to Hollywood

Pub Date: March 2008

ISBN: 9781903663257

160 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $25.00

Alternatives to Hollywood

A Teacher's Guide

Sarah Perks, Isabelle Vanderschelden, and Andy Willis

Auteur

Auteur's Alternatives to Hollywood: A Teacher's Guide is aimed explicitly at those requiring a short, sharp exposure to the cinemas of France, India and East Asia. The aim is both to expand the understanding of the cinemas—with particular reference to the term 'New Wave'—while also discovering new films to widen film studies teaching in general. Each of the three chapters includes a historical overview of the national/regional cinema under discussion, in depth case studies of representative films and filmmakers—including Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows), Amélie, the films of Wong Kar-wai (Chungking Express, 2046) and Mohabbatein—and extensive bibliographies, filmographies to signpost further investigation, and advice on teaching approaches.

About the Author

Sarah Perks is a director of Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Isabelle Vanderschelden teaches French and film studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Andy Willis teaches at the University of Salford.