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The Resource Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez, (electronic resource)

Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez, (electronic resource)

Label
Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film
Title
Documenting cityscapes
Title remainder
urban change in contemporary non-fiction film
Statement of responsibility
Iván Villarmea Álvarez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While film studies has traditionally treated the presence of the city in film as an urban text operating inside of a cinematic one, this approach has recently evolved into the study of cinema as a technology of place. From this perspective, 'Documenting cityscapes' explores the way the city has been depicted by nonfiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying particular attention to three aesthetic tendencies: documentary landscaping, urban self-portraits, and metafilmic strategies. Through the formal analysis of fifteen works from six different countries, this volume investigates how the rise of subjectivity has helped to develop a kind of gaze that is closer to citizens than to the institutions and corporations responsible for recent major transformations. 'Documenting cityscapes' therefore reveals the extent to which cinema has become an agent of urban change, in which certain films not only challenge the most controversial policies of late capitalism but also are able to produce spatiality themselves." -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Villarmea Álvarez, Iván
Dewey number
791
LC call number
PN1995.9.C513
LC item number
V55 2015
Series statement
Nonfictions
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  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Nonfiction films
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Nonfiction films
Label
Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Contents
Introduction: place, images and meanings -- 1. On city and cinema -- 2. Documentary film at the turn of the century -- 3. Observational landscaping -- 4. Psychogeographical landscaping -- 5. Autobiographical landscaping -- 6. Self-portrait as socio-political documentary -- 7. Self-portrait as essay film -- 8. Self-portrait as self-fiction -- 9. Inside Hollywood film -- Conclusion: cinema as agent of urban change
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001560783
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780231174527
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015373902
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001560783
Label
Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Contents
Introduction: place, images and meanings -- 1. On city and cinema -- 2. Documentary film at the turn of the century -- 3. Observational landscaping -- 4. Psychogeographical landscaping -- 5. Autobiographical landscaping -- 6. Self-portrait as socio-political documentary -- 7. Self-portrait as essay film -- 8. Self-portrait as self-fiction -- 9. Inside Hollywood film -- Conclusion: cinema as agent of urban change
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001560783
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780231174527
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015373902
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001560783

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