Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context / Edition 1

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Overview

This book brings together the literature of urban sociology and film studies to explore new analytical and theoretical approaches to the relationship between cinema and the city, and to show how these impact on the realities of life in urban societies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...a welcome addition to the reading-lists of graduate andundergraduate courses in film studies and urbanstudies/sociology..." Urban Studies

".recommended to those who are exploring the excitingreciprocity between the city and the cinema..." Journal of UrbanTechnology

"...an exceptional reader that interrogates a range of issueslinking cities, film, and globalization... intriguing, engaging,and informed..." Annals of the Association of AmericanGeographers

"Cinema and the City is an exceptional reader thatinterrogates a range of issues linking cities, film, andglobalization. With essays of exceptionally high quality this is anintriguing, engaging and informed work that should be accessible toan array of disciplines and students." Leo Zonn, University ofNorth Carolina, Chapel Hill.

"Stitching together the complex and multiple intersectionsbetween film, cities, urban cultures and globalisation is no simpletask, as any number of very good single-authored works willdemonstrate. Despite these difficulties, Shiel and Fitzmaurice'sexcellent anthology rises to the occasion and, in the process,pushes film studies beyond its usual terrain of textual, audienceand production analyses to relocate the subject matter within urbansociology [...] As the relationship between film and the citycontinue to develop as a focus of critical inquiry, Cinema and theCity stands as one of the more accessible and innovativeentry-points into the issues" Shiel and Fitzmaurice, UrbanStudies.

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Meet the Author

Mark Shiel is Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield HallamUniversity and was formerly Faculty of Arts Fellow at the Centrefor Film Studies, University College Dublin. He is a graduate ofTrinity College Dublin and completed his PhD, "Radical Agendas andthe Politics of Space in American Cinema, 1968-1974" at the BritishFilm Institute in London in 1999.

Tony Fitzmaurice is College Lecturer at the Centre forFilm Studies, University College Dublin. As well as writingregularly on the arts, Tony Fitzmaurice is a member of the FilmInstitute of Ireland, and is currently preparing an anthology ofIrish Film Studies readings.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

1. 'Cinema and the City in History and Theory'. (MarkShiel).

2. 'Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context'. (TonyFitzmaurice).

Part I: Postmodern Mediations of the City: Los Angeles.

3. 'Bunker Hill. Hollywood's Dark Shadow'. (Mike Davis).

4. 'Film Mystery as Urban History. The Case of Chinatown'. (JohnWalton).

5. 'Return to Oz. The Hollywood Redevelopment Project, or FilmHistory as Urban Renewal'. (Josh Stenger).

Part II. Urban Identities, Production and Exhibition.

6. 'Shamrock. Houston's Green Promise'. (James Hay).

7. 'From Workshop to Backlot. The Greater Philadelphia FilmOffice'. (Paul Swann).

8. 'Cities: Real and Imagined'. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.

9. 'Emigrating to New York in 3-D: Stereoscopic Vision in IMAX'sCinematic City'. (Mark Neumann).

10. 'Finding a Place at the Downtown Picture Palace: The TampaTheater, Florida'. (Janna Jones).

11. 'Global Cities and the International Film Festival Economy'.(Julian Stringer).

Part III: Cinema and the Postcolonial Metropolis.

12. 'Streetwalking in the Cinema of the City: Capital Flowsthrough Saigon'. (J. Paul Narkunas).

13. 'Cityscape: The Capital Infrastructuring andTechnologization of Manila'. (Rolando B. Tolentino).

14. 'The Politics of Dislocation: Airport Tales, The Castle'.(Justine Lloyd).

15. 'Representing the Apartheid City: South African Cinema inthe 1950s and Jamie Uys's The Urgent Queue'. (Gary Baines).

16. 'The Visual Rhetoric of the Ambivalent City in NigerianVideo Films'. (Obododimma Oha).

17. 'Montréal Between Strangeness, Home and Flow'. (BillMarshall).

18. '(Mis-) Representing the Irish Urban Landscape'. (KevinRockett).

Part IV: Urban Reactions On-screen.

Idealism and Defeat.

19. 'Postwar Urban Redevelopment, the British Film Industry andThe Way We Live'. (Leo Enticknap).

20. 'Naked: Social Realism and the Urban Wasteland'. (MikeMason).

Escape and Invasion.

21. 'Jacques Tati's Play Time as New Babylon'. (LaurentMarie).

22. 'Poaching on Public Space: Urban Autonomous Zones in FrenchBanlieue Films'. (Adrian Fielder).

Index.

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