Culture Meets Culture in the Movies
An Analysis East, West, North and South, with Filmographies
About the Book
This is an examination of the interactions between people of different cultures as portrayed in relatively modern, commonly available American and European films. The cinema is a desirable medium through which to show cultural differences because it vividly portrays settings, actions and emotions, all of which greatly influence viewers’ perceptions.
Films showing relations of the United States, north and south; Japan, China, India, Asia, and Africa meeting the West; the clash between American Indians and white settlers; various other intercultural contrasts, multicultural voices in film, and the connection between popular film and intercultural studies—all are examined in this work. Each chapter concludes with a filmography.
About the Author(s)
David H. Budd lives in Durham, North Carolina.
David H. Budd
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
Table of Contents
1 “Poor Relations”: North and South of the Border 15
2 Untranslatable Languages: Japan Meets the West 46
3 Never the Twain Shall Meet: China, India, and Asia Meet the West 72
4 “Black and White in Color”: Africa and the West 104
5 Around the World in Film: A Panoply of Intercultural Distinctions 132
6 “From a Different Spirit”: The Native and the New Americans 162
7 “The Unfinished Symphony”: Multicultural Voices in American Film 206
8 Popular Film and Intercultural Studies 249
Chapter Notes 259
Selected Bibliography 266