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The Eiffel Tower: A Parisian Film Star

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...For a world-renowned icon that has been filmed from all angles, the Eiffel Tower remains intriguingly opaque. It still exudes an enigmatic fascination, like a film star coming from the silent era. At first glance, the immobile Tower seems...
...In 1960 the architectural historian Kevin Lynch, in his landmark study The Image of the City, asked about the legibility of a city to its citizens. Lynch, using the city of Boston as an example, felt that a city’s “success” depended upon...

Introduction: A New Approach to European Cinema History

Judith Thissen

Judith Thissen is Associate Professor of Film History at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has published widely on the subject of film culture, cinema audiences and social history in international journals and numerous anthologies. She is the co-editor of Contemporary Culture: New Perspectives on Arts and Humanities Research (2013). In 2011, she launched with Frank Kessler a series of workshops devoted to Comparative Cinema History, focussing in particular on Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

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...Cinema Beyond the City is the first book to look at the dynamics and diversity of film culture in small-town and rural Europe. Since the early days of Lumière’s cinematograph, film exhibitors have brought moving pictures to towns, villages...

‘Unremarkable Paris’: Jacques Becker’s Urban Everyday

Alastair Phillips

Alastair Phillips is Associate Professor (Reader) in Film Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His books include City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigré Filmmakers in Paris 1929–1939 (2003), Journeys of Desire. European Actors in Hollywood (co‑edited with Ginette Vincendeau, 2006), Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts (co-edited with Julian Stringer, 2007), 100 Film Noirs (co-authored with Jim Hillier, 2009), Rififi: A French Film Guide (2009), A Companion to Jean Renoir (co-edited with Ginette Vincendeau, 2013) and The Japanese Cinema Book (co-edited with Hideaki Fujiki, 2018). He is an editor of Screen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...To move ‘beyond the flâneur’in terms of understanding Paris as a cinematic city means, in one sense, to re-examine the conventional ways that the topography of the French capital may be configured as a site of narrative attention...

Ebbets Field and Other Monuments: Outer Borough Neighborhoods and Revanchism in 1990s Cinema

The City in American Cinema : Film and Postindustrial Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Postindustrial New York is often defined in terms of loss: of economic security, a manufacturing economy, spatial coherence, the right to public space, and above all, the coherent individual and collective identity they once...

The Vanishing of Les Halles

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Thank you to Max Page, Nicole Rudolph, Brian Jacobson, Vanessa Schwartz and Julie Elsky, as well as audiences at the 2015 meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies and the 2010 meeting of the Urban History Association who...

Light Sleeper (2002)

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Paul Schrader

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Paul Schrader

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...A NIGHT IN THE LIFE Credit sequence: New York by night. John LeTour nestles in back of a blue car-service sedan, face reflected in the window. Neon mixes with steam, street people with tourists, young dates: each with a different agenda...

The Mirror of a City: The ‘Parisian Collection’ of the Forum des Images

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...The original purpose of the Forum des Images – which was to set up the audiovisual memory of a city – was particularly ambitious because Paris happens to be one of the most often, and best, filmed cities in the world. It has been filmed...

Charles Dickens’s Two Cities

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...In 1853, while holidaying in France, the usually clean-shaven Charles Dickens grew a moustache. It was, he informed a writer friend, ‘the pride of Albion and the admiration of Gaul’.The British Academy Pilgrim Edition of the Letters...

For Whom Are the Movies? The Landscape of Movie Exhibition in the Gentrified City

The City in American Cinema : Film and Postindustrial Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The existence of this volume bespeaks an underlying truth: for a long time now, the discourse around gentrification has been bound up in questions of culture, and scholars looking for an entry point into this relationship have often looked...