Underwriting national sovereignty?: policy, the market and Scottish cinema, 1982- present
Meir, Christopher (2007) Underwriting national sovereignty?: policy, the market and Scottish cinema, 1982- present. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This thesis aims to re-examine the industrial and cultural landscape of Scottish cinema since the advent of public funding institutions for the support of indigenous filmmaking. This period in Scottish cinema has been described by historians as one in which subsidy bodies have created the conditions necessary for the unprecedented flourishing of internationally high-profile national cinema production throughout the last twenty-five years. By taking a 'bottom up' approach to the period and closely analysing six films in relation to their production and reception contexts, the thesis seeks to break from the survey formats which have dominated Scottish cinema historiography and to more thoroughly explore the relationships that have existed between key films from this period, the funding bodies that have supported them and the audiences that have consumed them. In so doing it attempts at various points to supplement, qualify and critique a number of assumptions and arguments that have dominated the field of Scottish cinema studies, all while providing detailed critical and historical treatments of a number of important and sometimes overlooked films from the period.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Ae fond kiss (Motion picture), Local hero (Motion picture), Morvern caller (Motion picture), Mrs. Brown (Motion picture), Pyaar ishq aur mohabbat (Motion picture), Young Adam (Motion picture), Motion pictures -- Scotland -- History, Motion picture industry -- Scotland, Motion picture industry -- Subsidies|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Film and Television Studies|
|Sponsors:||University of Warwick. Humanities Research Centre (HRC)|
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