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Introduction: Fantasy Scotlands

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633913
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651207 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0001
Introduction: Fantasy Scotlands

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This book examines filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s in a global context and considers the different identities on offer in the various fantasy Scotlands created by filmmakers from around the world. As this is a book about filmmaking in Scotland, rather than Scottish cinema, it includes numerous indigenous Scottish productions, whether on large or small budgets, and whether for domestic or international markets. However, these indigenous productions are considered alongside the coproductions Scotland has been involved in (in particular with the United States), and the location shoots of a number of British, French, U.S. and Indian films in Scotland. The book consists of ten chapters that examine a different genre or mode (style) of filmmaking: comedy, road movie, popular Indian or ‘Bollywood’ filmmaking, Loch Ness monster movie, horror movie, costume drama, gangster film, social realist melodrama, American independent/female friendship film and art film. These chapters suggest ten different ways of considering the history of cinema in Scotland, and of expanding existing debates concerning the cinematic depiction of Scotland.

Keywords: Scotland; cinema; filmmaking; fantasy Scotlands; comedy; road movie; art film; history; gangster film; horror movie

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Subjects: Film

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