Small nation, global cinema : the new Danish cinema

Mette HJORT

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Abstract

Small Nation, Global Cinema engages the effects of globalization from the perspective of small nations. Focusing her study on the specific cultural context of the international film market, Mette Hjort argues that the New Danish Cinema presents an opportunity to understand the effects of globalization within the culture and economy of a privileged small nation. Hjort offers two key strategies underwriting the transformation and globalization of contemporary Danish cinema—the processes of cultural circulation and the psychological efficacy of heritage. Exploring the Dogma 95 movement initiated by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg as well as films by Erik Clausen, Gabriel Axel, Henning Carlsen, and Ole Bornedal, among others, Hjort examines means for cinematic globalization specific to Denmark, but then evolves her investigation into a truly comparative framework encompassing references to Hong Kong, Latin America, and Hollywood filmmaking. Providing a fresh way of looking at cultural influence in the era of globalization, Hjort’s concept of “small” nation points as much to the dynamics of recognition, indifference, and participation as it does to more common measures of population size, economic strength, or linguistic reach.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
ISBN (Print)081664649X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Globalization
Cinema
Psychological
Economics
Filmmaking
Hong Kong
Denmark
Lars Von Trier
Common Measure
Economy
Participation
Dogma
Cultural Influences
Latin America
Encompassing
Efficacy
Heritage
Hollywood
Cultural Context
Indifference

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HJORT, M. (2005). Small nation, global cinema : the new Danish cinema. University of Minnesota Press.
HJORT, Mette. / Small nation, global cinema : the new Danish cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
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