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Film Studies 1020E
Gregg Redner

Nation(al)(ism): What is National Cinema? - National Cinema: is a term used in film theory and film criticism to describe the films associated with a specific country. Like other film theory or film criticism terms, the term “national cinema” is hard to define, and its meaning is debated by film scholars and critics - “A film may be considered to be part of the “national cinema” of a country based on a number of factors, such as the country that provided the financing for the film, the language spoken in the film, the nationalities, or dress of the characters, and the setting, music, or cultural elements present in the film.” - One way of looking at a nation is as a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own The Imagined Community:
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