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World Film Locations Barcelona

Author : Helio San Miguel
ISBN : 9781783200252
Genre : Art
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Barcelona is one of the world's most beautiful cities. A permanent showcase of the work of acclaimed architect Antoni Gaudí, it also has a long and rich cinematic legacy. Great directors from all over the world--among them Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, and Michelangelo Antonioni--have set their films there. World Film Locations: Barcelona is the first book of its kind to explore the rich cinematic history of this seductive Catalonian city. The illuminating essays collected here cover essential themes of the city's cinematic history, including the origins of cinema in Barcelona; the role of Ciutat Vella (old quarter) as a film set; the influential Barcelona School of the 1960s; the film presence of Gaudí and his work; changing attitudes and urban renewal before and after the 1992 Olympics; and the emergence of a new generation of female filmmakers that have made Barcelona the center of their cinematic explorations. This book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone enchanted by the beauty of Barcelona, whether in person on the big screen.
Category: Art

World Film Locations

Author : Scott Jordan Harris
ISBN : 9781841504827
Genre : Performing Arts
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World Film Locations: New York is a visually compelling and incisively written examination, and celebration, of New York's unique place in cinema. Essays focusing on quintessential New York filmmakers like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and those of the Beat movement are presented alongside others on key features of the New York landscape and role of the city in the imaginations of filmmakers and viewers. Over 45 reviews of location-specific scenes from films made and set in New York present a varied and thought-provoking collage of the city onscreen. Some scenes are iconic - King Kong scaling the Empire State Building - while others show the often un-discussed extent of New York's role in filmmaking. The book is illustrated throughout with evocative, scene-specific screengrabs, stills of filming locations as they appear now and city maps that include location information for those keen to follow the 'cinematic trail' of this most photographed city, making World Film Locations: New York a guide for film fans wishing to tour New York either physically or in the imagination.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations New Orleans

Author : Scott Jordan Harris
ISBN : 9781841505893
Genre : Performing Arts
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With more and more filmmakers taking advantage of its rich and varied settings, New Orleans has earned star-studded status as the 'Hollywood of the South'. From the big-screen adaptation of the stage classic A Streetcar Named Desire to the Elvis Presley musical King Creole, many well-known films have a special connection with the Big Easy, and this user-friendly guide explores the integral role of New Orleans in American film history.World Film Locations: New Orleans features essays that reflect on the city’s long-standing relationship with the film industry. Among the topics discussed are popular depictions of Hurricane Katrina on film, the prevalence of the supernatural in New Orleans cinema, and recent changes to city ordinances that have made New Orleans even more popular as a film destination. As the most frequently filmed area of New Orleans, the French Quarter is given particular attention in this volume with synopses of scenes shot or set there, including The Big Easy, Interview with the Vampire, and the much-loved Bond film Live and Let Die. Additional synopses highlight numerous other film scenes spanning the city, and all are accompanied by evocative full-colour stills.The historic neighbourhoods and landmarks of New Orleans have provided the backdrop for some of the most memorable moments in film history, and Directory of World Cinema: New Orleans offers fans a guided tour of the many films that made the city their home.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations Liverpool

Author : Jez Conolly
ISBN : 9781783200269
Genre : Performing Arts
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Outside of the capital London, no other British city has attracted more filmmakers than Liverpool. Sometimes standing in for London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Rome, or Moscow, and sometimes playing itself—or a version of its own past in Beatles biopics—Liverpool is an adaptable filmic backdrop that has attracted filmmakers to its ports for decades. A place of passion, humor, and pride, Liverpool evokes caverns and cathedrals, ferries and football grounds; it is a city so vivid we see it clearly even if we've never been there. From the earliest makers of moving images—among them the Mitchell & Kenyon film company, the Lumière brothers, and pioneering early cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene—who preserved the city, the river, the docks, the streets, and the people, Liverpool has endured as a cinematic destination. This collection celebrates that survival instinct and will be welcomed by enthusiasts of British cities, films, and culture.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations Singapore

Author : Lorenzo Codelli
ISBN : 9781783203611
Genre : Art
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This volume in the popular World Film Locations series focuses on Singapore, a vibrant city and country nestled at the foot of the Malaysian peninsula. This city has long been a crossroads, a stopping point and a cultural hub where goods, inventions and ideas are shared and traded. Despite having a flourishing Chinese and Malay film industry in the 1950s and 1960s, Singapore s film industry declined after independence in 1965. Between this time and the early 90s a few films were made that featured Singaporean actors and were set in Singapore, however as most of these were not released in Singapore they cannot be labeled as truly Singaporean productions. The first fully Singaporean film came in 1991, with "Medium Rare, "a film based on a real-life local cult killer who was hanged in 1988 for murder. However the film performed poorly at the box office, taking just S$130,000 locally after having cost over S$2 million in production. Even though "Medium Rare "was not a success financially it did pave the way for other Singaporean films such as 1995 s "Mee Pok Man," a film about a lonely noodle seller who falls for a prostitute, which earned worldwide critical accolades and encouraged more experimental, independent film making in Singapore. In recent years the Singapore film industry has produced both commercially successful fare such as horror movie "The Maid "as well as more artistic films like "Sandcastle, "Boo Junfeng s film which was the first Singaporean film to be selected at the International Critic s Week at Cannes, and was competing for the Camera d Or. This book focuses on both past and present Singaporean films and their cultural and geographic links to the city-state of Singapore. The book will include Malay and Chinese language films. The book will cover the myths that surround Singaporean film and explore the realities of the movies that come from this exciting city. "
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World Film Locations Florence

Author : Alberto Zambenedetti
ISBN : 9781783203604
Genre : Art
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Florence, with its rich history, privileged place in the canon of Western art, and long-standing relationship with the moving image, is a cinematic city equal to Venice or Rome. World Film Locations: Florence explores the city as it is manifested in the minds of filmmakers and filmgoers.
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World Film Locations

Author : Neil Mitchell
ISBN : 9781841504841
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Essays exploring key directors, themes, and historical periods are complemented by reviews of important scenes that offer particular insignt into London's relationship to cinema."--Back cover.
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World Film Locations

Author : Michael Pigott
ISBN : 9781841507200
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume explores the rich history of films that have used the floating city as evocative background and integral character. Few cities are as densely packed with cinematic locations, and filmmakers have been drawn to its grand spectacles, narrow and labyrinthine alleys, and picturesque waterways.
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World Film Locations Athens

Author : Eirini Sifaki
ISBN : 9781783203598
Genre : Art
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Takes readers to film locations in the central historical district with excursions to the periphery of Athens - popular neighborhoods, poor suburbs, and slums often represented in postwar neorealist films - and then on to garden cities and upper class suburbs, especially those preferred by the auteurs of the 1970s.
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World Film Locations

Author : Marcelline Block
ISBN : 9781841507231
Genre : Performing Arts
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Due to its prolific film industry in the 1920s, Marseilles was referred to as 'the French Los Angeles'. This volume features maps of film scenes, high quality screengrabs, and images of movie locations as they appear today, accompanied by original texts penned by international film scholars and critics.
Category: Performing Arts