New book: ‘European Film Remakes’

(29-03-2021) CIMS members Eduard Cuelenaere, Gertjan Willems, and Stijn Joye published a volume on the textual, socio-cultural, political, and industrial dimensions of European remake practices

Cover European Film RemakesBringing together a range of international scholars, European Film Remakes (2021, Edinburgh University Press) discusses for the first time the textual, socio-cultural, political, and industrial mechanisms and singularities of the film remake in a European context. Offering a variety of historical, theoretical, and methodological approaches, the book is illustrated by a wide range of case studies from across Europe, including films like A Bigger Splash, Open Your Eyes and Perfect Strangers. Although commonly understood as a typical Hollywood practice, this book demonstrates how film remakes are, and always have been, a significant part of the European film culture and industry.

As such, European Film Remakes combines historical and contemporary approaches to film remakes in Europe, while also:

  • Investigating, next to the textual, socio-cultural and political dimensions, the often neglected industrial, financial and production-related dynamics of European remake practices
  • Providing a mix of different methodologies, ranging from comparative textual analysis to production, promotion, and reception analysis
  • Taking into account both popular and art cinema remakes
  • Examining European film remakes within local, regional, national, transnational or transcultural contexts
  • Offering new theoretical concepts and methodological models that take into account both the distinctive and universal aspects of film remaking in a European context

To read the introduction to the book, see here.
For more information, see here.