Vroom, zoom, what's driving across these colorful pages? Race cars zip round the track, trains crisscross the county, airplanes glide, and fire trucks rush to the rescue. Preschoolers will love the cool variety of vehicles on the move here, from motorcycles, vans, and helicopters to dune buggies, boats, and rocket ships.
A Companion to Nordic Cinema encompasses original contributions by twenty-six Nordic and international film scholars, writing from the Nordic region as well as the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Hong Kong. The volume offers a transnational approach to one of the world's earliest and oldest film-producing regions. Focusing on issues that cut across the Nordic region-film policy, film education, cinephilia, innovation, global connections, and practitioner's agency-authors bring the creativity and contributions of the Nordic cinema's practitioners, films, and film cultures into sharp relief. The Companion provides a variety of paths through the complex history of Nordic cinematic traditions, tracing compelling links between well-known names and titles and the forms of personal and institutional creativity that facilitated their very emergence and success. Together, the chapters provide the distinctive historical, cultural, and political contexts that account for Nordic cinema's striking successes since the dawn of the medium. At the same time, they clearly show that the Nordic region's filmmaking milieus are deeply transnational and fully engaged with global cinematic flows.