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The End of National Cinema

The End of National Cinema

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Patrick F. Campos’ work links classic celluloid cinema to the emergence of digital filmmaking in the 2000s. It maps Philippine independent cinema within the regional crosscurrents of Southeast Asian film, the vagaries of the international festival circuit, and the institutionalized gatekeeping of Cinemalaya. This book is a maverick compendium, refusing indie vs. mainstream dichotomies, dethroning the cultural myth of a golden age, and reassessing the naturalized nationalist prescriptions of Philippine film criticism. Without foreclosing their oppositional charge, Campos interrogates “national cinema” on the one hand and “independence” on the other, tracking the degree to which the national morphs under globalization while independent becomes a crucial yet conflated term. (Bliss Cua Lim)

University of the Philippines Press, Philippines

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Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 665 pages / BW


ISBN: 978-971-542-822-4