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Cities and Cinema

Cities and Cinema

by Barbara Mennel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138498440
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Mennel is the Rothman Chair and Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida. She is an Associate Professor of Film Studies and German Studies in the Departments of English and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Her recent books include Women at Work in Twenty-First-Century European Cinema (2019) and Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys (2012).

Table of Contents


List of figures     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: the founding myth of cinema, or the "train effect"     1
Introduction to Section I     19
Modernity and the city film: Berlin     21
The dark city and film noir: Los Angeles     46
The city of love: Paris     61
Introduction to Section II     81
City film industry: Hong Kong     83
The city in ruins and the divided city: Berlin, Belfast, and Beirut     103
Utopia and dystopia: fantastic and virtual cities     130
Introduction to Section III     151
Ghettos and barrios     153
The city as queer playground     176
The global city and cities in globalization     195
Conclusion: from the "train effect" to the "favela effect" - how to do further research     210
Notes     218
Bibliography     220
Filmography     230
Index     236