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ISBN-13: 9780739128558
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/16/2009
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David B. Clarke is chair of human geography at Swansea University, Wales, UK. Valerie Crawford Pfannhauser is an independent film scholar in Vienna, Austria. Marcus A. Doel is a research chair of human geography at Swansea University, Wales, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Checking In Chapter 2 Revisiting the Grand Hotel (and Its Place in the Cultural Economy of Fascist Italy) Chapter 3 Floating Hotels: Cruise Holidays and Amateur Film-making in the Inter-War Period Chapter 4 Vacancies: Hotels, Reception Desks, and Identity in American Cinema, 1929–1964 Chapter 5 The Swiss Hotel Film Chapter 6 Cinematic Topographies in Time-Space: Wim Wenders' Hotels Chapter 7 The Decay of Fiction and the Poetics of Pastness Chapter 8 'Now, Where Was I?': Memories, Motels, and Male Hysteria Chapter 9 'Just an Anonymous Room': Cinematic Hotels and Motels as Mnemonic Purgatories Chapter 10 No Sympathy for the Devil or Lobby Music: Spaces of Disjunction in Barton Fink and the The Shining and Muzak Chapter 11 Parallel Hotel Worlds Chapter 12 No Quarter(s), No Camel(s), No Exit(s): Motel Cactus and the Low Heterotopias of Seoul Chapter 13 Off the Highway: Some Notes on Stopping Places in Cinema Chapter 14 The Real of the Screen: Atom Egoyan's Speaking Parts Chapter 15 Departure: The 21st Century Hotel: Your Media/Home Away from Home

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