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The cinematic city

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The cinematic city edited by David B Clarke. Published by Routledge 1977. Paperback in very good condition,
The Cinematic City offers an innovative and thought-provoking insight into cityscape and screenscape and their inter-connection. Illustrated throughout with movie stills, a diverse selection of films (from 'Bladerunner' to 'Little Caesar'), genres, cities and historical periods are examined by leading names in the field. The key dimensions of film and urban theory are introduced before detailed analysis of the various cinematic forms which relate most significantly to the city. From early cinema and documentary film, to film noir, 'New Wave' and 'postmodern cinema', the contributors provide a wealth of empirical material and illustration whilst drawing on the theoretical insights of contemporary feminism, Benjamin, Baudrillard, Foucault, Lacan, and others. The Cinematic City shows how the city has been undeniably shaped by the cinematic form, and how cinema owes much of its nature to the historical development of urban space. Engaging with current theoretical debates, this is a book that is set to change the way in which we think about both the nature of the city and film.

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Author(s):
Clarke David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x18x2cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415127467
ISBN-13:
9780415127462
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The cinematic city

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The cinematic city edited by David B Clarke. Published by Routledge 1977. Paperback in very good condition,
The Cinematic City offers an innovative and thought-provoking insight into cityscape and screenscape and their inter-connection. Illustrated throughout with movie stills, a diverse selection of films (from 'Bladerunner' to 'Little Caesar'), genres, cities and historical periods are examined by leading names in the field. The key dimensions of film and urban theory are introduced before detailed analysis of the various cinematic forms which relate most significantly to the city. From early cinema and documentary film, to film noir, 'New Wave' and 'postmodern cinema', the contributors provide a wealth of empirical material and illustration whilst drawing on the theoretical insights of contemporary feminism, Benjamin, Baudrillard, Foucault, Lacan, and others. The Cinematic City shows how the city has been undeniably shaped by the cinematic form, and how cinema owes much of its nature to the historical development of urban space. Engaging with current theoretical debates, this is a book that is set to change the way in which we think about both the nature of the city and film.

Author(s):
Clarke David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x18x2cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415127467
ISBN-13:
9780415127462
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The cinematic city

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