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Place, Power, Situation and Spectacle : A Geography of Film - Stuart C. Aitken

Place, Power, Situation and Spectacle

A Geography of Film

By: Stuart C. Aitken (Editor), Leo E. Zonn (Editor)

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Published: 29th March 1994
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Using contemporary film theory and elements of socio-cultural and political discourse, fourteen geographers examine the effects of cinematic representation of place and space on perceptions of self and societies in the world.

An excellent collection of essays which in their entirety provide multiple angles on three dimensions of space and film: the concrete geographies which underlie cinematic production, the inherent spatiality of filmic representation itself, and the socio-spatial relations that are reproduced and transformed via this powerful medium. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in cultural studies in general and representation in particular.--John Paul Jones, University of Kentucky

Preface
Re-Presenting the Place Pastichep. 3
Third Cinema and the Third Worldp. 27
Mapping of Cinematic Places: Icons, Ideology, and the Power of (Mis)representationp. 47
Jerusalem, Dover Beach, and Kings Cross: Imagined Places as Metaphors of the British Class Struggle in Chariots of Fire and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runnerp. 69
Outside of Nothing: The Place of Community in The Outsidersp. 101
Sunshine and Shadow: Lighting and Color in the Depiction of Cities on Filmp. 119
Of Pelicans and Men: Symbolic Landscales, Gender, and Australia's Storm Boyp. 137
The Myth of Heroism: Man and Desert in Lawrence of Arabiap. 161
Filming Route 66: Documenting the Dust Bowl Highwayp. 183
The City as Cinematic Space: Modernism and Place in Berlin, Symphony of a Cityp. 203
We're Going to Do It Right This Time: Cinematic Representations of Urban Planning and the British New Towns, 1939 to 1951p. 229
Subject Indexp. 259
Author Indexp. 263
Film Indexp. 265
About the Contributorsp. 267
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ISBN: 9780847678266
ISBN-10: 0847678261
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 29th March 1994
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 15.19  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.41