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Screening Spaces

London on Film

Editors: Hirsch, Pam, ORourke, Chris (Eds.)

  • Engages with both very early films of London and very recent films
  • Deals with how films have responded to social, political and material change in the city
  • Interdisciplinary and will be of interest to scholars in film/cinema studies, literature, history, cultural geography, architecture
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About this book

This book, a collection of essays by expert film researchers and lecturers, contributes to the growing body of scholarship on cinematic cities by looking at how one city—London—has been represented on film. In particular, the collection examines how films about London have responded to social, material and political change in the city, either by capturing and so influencing how we think about London, or by acting as catalysts (intentionally or otherwise) for public debate. Individual essays explore films ranging from the earliest actualities of the late nineteenth century to contemporary blockbusters. The book will appeal to film scholars and students, as well as to readers interested in the history of London and its changing image.

About the authors

Pam Hirsch is a biographer and has recently retired from her University Lectureship in Literature, Film History and Theory at the University of Cambridge, UK.  Her latest publication on film is The Cinema of the Swimming Pool (2014). Other essays on film have largely been concerned with wartime filmmaking and the representation of adolescents. 

Chris O’Rourke
is Lecturer in Film and Television History at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has published on various aspects of British cinema history, including articles in Film History and Early Popular Visual Culture. His first book, Acting for the Silent Screen: Film Actors and Aspiration between the Wars, was published in 2017.


Reviews

“Film as an agent, source and product of history constitutes a formidable resource to help us grasp the complexity of cities. We can be grateful to Pam Hirsch and Chris O’Rourke for assembling this hugely welcome addition to London’s cinematic biography. London on Film allows for many different voices to be heard—and it is only through interdisciplinarity that we can start to approach the extraordinary richness of London.” (François Penz, Professor of Architecture and the Moving Image, University of Cambridge, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Film Londons

    Hirsch, Pam (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

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  • ‘Local Film Subjects’: Suburban Cinema, 1895–1910

    Lack, Roland-François

    Pages 15-26

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  • Glamour and Crime: The London Nightclub in Silent Film

    Arts, Mara

    Pages 27-39

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  • Hitchcock’s Sabotage (1936): Conspirators and Bombs in Actual, Literary and Filmic London

    Hirsch, Pam

    Pages 41-56

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  • ‘A Relic of the Bad Old Days’: Hollywood’s London in None but the Lonely Heart (1944)

    Glancy, Mark

    Pages 57-71

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64979-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64978-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
London on Film
Editors
  • Pam Hirsch
  • Chris ORourke
Series Title
Screening Spaces
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64979-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64979-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64978-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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