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Urban cinematics : understanding urban phenomena through the moving image

Urban cinematics : understanding urban phenomena through the moving image / edited by Francois Penz and Andong Lu.
Bristol : Intellect, 2011.
324 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Other contributors
Penz, François. Lu, Andong.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: What is urban cinematics? / François Penz and Andong Lu
  • Part 1: City symphonies: montaged urban cinematic landscapes. Ciné-city strolls : imagery, form, language, and meaning of the city film / Helmut Weihsmann
  • I am here, or, the art of getting lost : Patrick Keiller and the new city symphony / Patrik Sjöberg
  • Get out of the car : a commentary / Thom Andersen
  • Part 2: Cinematic urban archaeology. Aids to objectivity? : photography, film, and the new "science" of urbanism / Nicholas Bullock
  • Which role for the cinema in a working-class city : the case of Saint-Etienne / Roger Odin
  • A film of two cities : Sean Connery's Edinburgh / Murray Grigor
  • Film as re-imaging the modern space / Mark Lewis
  • Part 3: Geographies of the urban cinematic landscape. Mobility and global complexity in the work of Van der Keuken / Hing Tsang
  • From maps of "progress" to crime maps (and back again?) : the plasticity of the aerial shot in Mexican urban film / Celia Dunne
  • Night on Earth, urban wayfinding, and everyday life / Andrew Otway
  • Part 4: The cinematic in the urban. Sleepwalking from New York to Miami / Alison Butler
  • Film in our midst : city as cinematic archive / Janet Harbord and Rachel Moore
  • Parkour vision / Layla Curtis
  • Part 5: Cinematic urban design practice. Urban anagram : a bio-political reflection on cinema and city life / Maria Hellström Reimer
  • Reconsidering cinematic mapping : halfway between collected subjectivity and projective mapping / Marc Boumeester
  • Mapping urban space : moving image as a research tool / Wowo Ding
  • The moving image of the city : expressive space/inhabitation/narrativity : intensive studio workshop on "Continuity of action in space" / Maureen Thomas
  • Contributors.
"Urban Cinematics surveys the mechanisms by which cinema contributes to our understanding of cities to address two key issues: How do filmmakers make use of urban spaces, and how do urban spaces make use of cinema? Merging the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urban planning with film studies, this book explores the potential of cinema as a tool to investigate the communal narratives of cities. A series of dialogues with filmmakers rounds out this insightful and methodologically innovative volume." -- back cover.
Subject headings
Motion pictures--Social aspects. Cities and towns in motion pictures. Urban poor. Cinematography.
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PN1995.9.C513 U73 2011
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