Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image

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Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of place. Through its unprecedented—and at times even obsessive— attention to actual places, this volume traces the tensions between the global and the local, the ...

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Overview

Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of place. Through its unprecedented—and at times even obsessive— attention to actual places, this volume traces the tensions between the global and the local, the universal and the particular, that inhere in contemporary debates on global cinema, television, art, and media.

Contributors: Rosalind Galt, U of Sussex; Frances Guerin, U of Kent; Ji-hoon Kim; Hugh S. Manon, Clark U; Ara Osterweil, McGill U; Brian Price, U of Toronto; Linda Robinson, U of Wisconsin–Whitewater; Michael Siegel; Noa Steimatsky, U of Chicago; Meghan Sutherland, U of Toronto; Mark W. Turner, Kings College London; Aurora Wallace, New York U; Charles Wolfe, U of California, Santa Barbara.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816665174
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2011
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John David Rhodes is senior lecturer in literature and visual culture at the University of Sussex.

Elena Gorfinkel is assistant professor of art history and film studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Matter of Places
Elena Gorfinkel and John David Rhodes

I. Cinematic Style and the Places of Modernity
1. From Venice to the Valley: California Slapstick and the Keaton Comedy Short
Charles Wolfe
2. The Eclipse of Place: Rome’s EUR from Rossellini to Antonioni
John David Rhodes
3. Tales of Times Square: Sexploitation’s Secret History of Place
Elena Gorfinkel
4. Derek Jarman in the Docklands: The Last of England and Thatcher's London
Mark W. Turner

II. Place as Index of Cinema
5. The Cinecittà Refugee Camp, 1944–1950
Noa Steimatsky
6. Right Here in Mason City: The Music Man and Small Town Nostalgia
Linda A. Robinson
7. When the Set Becomes Permanent: The Spatial Reconfiguration of Hollywood North
Aurora Wallace
8. The Last Place on Earth? Allegories of Deplacialization in Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie
Ara Osterweil

III. Geopolitical Displacements
9. The Nonplace of Argento: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Roman Urban History
Michael Siegel
10. The Placement of Shadows: What’s Inside William Kentridge’s Black Box/Chambre Noire?
Frances Guerin
11. Into the “Imaginary” and “Real” Place: Stan Douglas’s Site-Specific Film and Video Projection
Ji-Hoon Kim
12. Doing Away with Words: Synaesthetic Dislocations in Okinawa and Hong Kong
Rosalind Galt

IV. (Not) Being There
13. Moving through Images
Brian Price
14. Living Dead Spaces: The Desire for the Local in the Films of George Romero
Hugh S. Manon
15. On the Grounds of Television
Meghan Sutherland

Acknowledgments Contributors Index

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