Cinematic products in the twenty-first century increasingly emerge from, engage with, and are consumed in cross-cultural settings. While there have been a number of terms used to describe cinematic forms that do not bear allegiance to a single nation in terms of conceptualization, content, finance and/or viewership, this volume contends that "crossover cinema" is the most apt contemporary description for those aspects of contemporary cinema on which it focuses. This contention is provoked by an appreciation of the cross-cultural reality of our post-globalization twenty-first century world.
This volume both outlines the history of usage of the term and grounds it theoretically in ways that emphasize the personal/poetic in addition to the political. Each of the three sections of the volume then considers crossover film from one of three perspectives: production, the texts themselves, and distribution and consumption.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Producing a Hybrid Grammar 1. Crossover Cinema: A Genealogical and Conceptual Overview Sukhmani Khorana 2. "My Tehran for Sale": A Co-Production with Poetry at Stake Granaz Moussavi 3. Maps and Movies: Talking with Deepa Mehta Sukhmani Khorana 4. Lose Libertadores as Crossover Cinema Noah Zweig Part 2: Reading Outside the Canon 5. Hong Kong Film as Crossover Cinema: Maintaining the HK Aesthetic Peter C. Pugsley 6. On No Longer Speaking Chinese: Crossover Stardom and The Performance of Accented English Olivia Khoo 7. Bridging Pop Culture and Identity Politics: Fatih Akin's Road Movie "In July" Aisha Jamal 8.Cinema, State, and the Emergence of the Cross-Cultural: Exploring Crossover Cinema in Flanders (Belgium) Gertjan Willems and Kevin Smets Part 3: Watching Other Worlds 9. Leaping the Demographic Barrier: Theoretical Implications for the Crossover Audience Adrian M. Athique 10. Seduced "Outsiders" versus Sceptical "Insiders"?: "Slumdog Millionaire" through its Re/Viewers Shakuntala Banaji 11."Control Room": Film and Website Emanuelle Wessels 12. Desi Turns Malay: Indian Cinema Redefined as Crossover in the Malaysian Market Sony Jalarajan Raj, Rohini Sreekumar
Sukhmani Khorana is Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
"A welcome addition to the literature on ‘world cinema,’ Crossover Cinema offers a new perspective on the cross-cultural cinemas of the new century." Rosalind Galt, University of Sussex, UK