The City in American Cinema

This collection argues that cinema and cities have become increasingly intertwined in the era of neoliberalism, urban branding, and accelerated gentrification.

The City in American Cinema

How has American cinema engaged with the rapid transformation of cities and urban culture since the 1960s? And what role have films and film industries played in shaping and mediating the “postindustrial” city? This collection argues that cinema and cities have become increasingly intertwined in the era of neoliberalism, urban branding, and accelerated gentrification. Examining a wide range of films from Hollywood blockbusters to indie cinema, it considers the complex, evolving relationship between moving image cultures and the spaces, policies, and politics of US cities from New York, Los Angeles, and Boston to Detroit, Oakland, and Baltimore. The contributors address questions of narrative, genre, and style alongside the urban contexts of production, exhibition, and reception, discussing films including The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Cruising (1980), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), King of New York (1990), Inception (2010), Frances Ha (2012), Fruitvale Station (2013), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and Doctor Strange (2016).

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The City in American Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Johan Andersson, Lawrence Webb
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How has American cinema engaged with the rapid transformation of cities and urban culture since the 1960s? And what role have films and film industries played in shaping and mediating the “postindustrial” city? This collection argues that cinema and cities have become increasingly intertwined in the era of neoliberalism, urban
The City in American Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Johan Andersson, Lawrence Webb
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How has American cinema engaged with the rapid transformation of cities and urban culture since the 1960s? And what role have films and film industries played in shaping and mediating the “postindustrial” city? This collection argues that cinema and cities have become increasingly intertwined in the era of neoliberalism, urban
The Cinematic City
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: David Clarke
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-19 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: David William Foster
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-17 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of patriarchal culture. In this study of queer issues in Latin
The American City in the Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: James A. Clapp
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-28 - Publisher: Routledge

The American city and the American movie industry grew up together in the early decades of the twentieth century, making film an ideal medium through which to better understand urban life. Exploiting the increasing popularity of large metropolitan cities and urban lifestyle, movies chronicled the city and the stories it