First_unit_contexts - that deals with human subjects not superheroes or archvillains and typically one that is grounded in the realities and

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National Cinema, Humanism, & Domesticity
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National Cinema Film Studies term that allows students and critics of cinema to connect filmmaking practices with nation Any movie production derives not just from the individual artists, but also from the larger society and culture in which the movie is made Countries have national traditions, such as value systems (ideologies), particular histories and peoples, languages, religions, economic and political cultures, and filmmaking methods So, by studying films in the context of national cinema , we can learn a great deal about cultures as well as the relationship between filmmaking and nation and history
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Humanism Humanism is a term used to identify texts -- that is, novels, paintings, and movies -- that focus on the unique struggles, values, and dignities of human subjects A humanist approach to art and storytelling is one
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Unformatted text preview: that deals with human subjects, not superheroes or archvillains; and typically one that is grounded in the realities and conditions of “average” people • In humanist texts, heroism is achieved in human terms: through love, perseverance, patience, and the ability to remain human in the face of struggle and success Domesticity • Domesticity involves the landscape of the home and all the customs, relationships, and cultural dynamics therein • Family and marriage are key to domesticity; both are linked to laws, ethics, gender roles, and other cultural/ national values (ideologies) • The status of women, men, children, elders, divorcees, and single parents differ in cultures and countries • Hence, by focusing on domestic matters in cinema, we may focus on a variety of cultural dynamics embedded in a nation’s identity...
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