The Cinematic Production of Iconic Spaces in Early Films of London

Cinquegrani, Maurizio (2010) The Cinematic Production of Iconic Spaces in Early Films of London. In: Koeck, Richard and Roberts, Les, eds. The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 169-182. ISBN 9780230243385. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the relationship between films and exhibitions in London, including newly-built museums, the Crystal Palace and the London Zoo. In particular, it addresses the emergence of exotic or colonial subjects and themes, and the display of technological novelties. In the nineteenth century, a binary opposition between modernity and tradition defined the geographical imagination of the Victorians: this chapter reveals an imaginative landscape of urban culture and the interaction between display and colonial imperialism.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: London; Film; Crystal Palace; Zoo; Museums
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2994 Film Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Maurizio Cinquegrani
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 14:45
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 10:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31653 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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