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Film and Urban Space

Critical Possibilities

Geraldine Pratt, Rose Marie San Juan

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Traces the dynamic relationship between film and city

How are the political possibilities of film related to urban space? What are the ethical implications of representing urban space on film? How does the use of urban space help to theorise film?

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List of Illustrations
1. The View From the Street: The Politics of Shooting on Location
2. Moving on the Street: The Potential of Cinematic Time
3. Remembering to Forget to Remember: The Persistence of Memory and the Cinematic City
4. Cinema and its Publics: Between the Screen and the Street

About the Author

Geraldine Pratt is Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is author of Working Feminism and Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love, co-author of Gender, Work and Space, and co-editor of The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time and the 4th and 5th editions of the Dictionary of Human Geography. She co-authored with Caleb Johnston Nanay: a testimonial play, which has been performed in Vancouver, Berlin and Manila.

Rose Marie San Juan teaches and writes on early modern Italian art and culture and the relation between urban space and visual technologies. Before moving to University College London in 2005, she was at the University of British Columbia. Her publications include Rome: a city out of print (2001), on the role of print culture within urban change; and Vertiginous Mirrors: The animation of the visual image and early modern travel (2011), on the journeys of images from Europe to India, Brazil and Chile.

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