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

Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez

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
Genre
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
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Iván Villarmea Álvarez is a film critic and researcher who specializes in the representation of the city in film. He coedits the online film journal A Cuarta Parede and is the coeditor of the volume Jugar con la Memoria. El Cine Portugués en el Siglo XXI
Cataloging source
FIE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Álvarez, Iván Villarmea
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nonfictions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • Genres, other
  • Motion pictures
  • Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
  • various
Label
Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Observational Landscaping
  • 4. Psychogeographical Landscaping
  • 5. Autobiographical Landscaping
  • Urban Self-Portraits
  • Introduction
  • 6. Self-Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary
  • 7. Self-Portrait as Essay Film
  • 8. Self-Portrait as Self-Fiction
  • Metafilmic Strategies
  • Introduction
  • Frontmatter
  • 9. Inside Hollywood Film
  • Conclusion: Cinema as Agent of Urban Change
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Place, Images and Meanings
  • 1. On City and Cinema
  • 2. Documentary Film at the Turn of the Century
  • Landscaping
  • Introduction
Control code
ocn937540291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/lvar17452
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 768401
  • 0d3fe7df-931b-404e-b7ce-75503da38ea5
  • 22573/ctt145j4sv
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937540291
Label
Documenting cityscapes : urban change in contemporary non-fiction film, Iván Villarmea Álvarez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Observational Landscaping
  • 4. Psychogeographical Landscaping
  • 5. Autobiographical Landscaping
  • Urban Self-Portraits
  • Introduction
  • 6. Self-Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary
  • 7. Self-Portrait as Essay Film
  • 8. Self-Portrait as Self-Fiction
  • Metafilmic Strategies
  • Introduction
  • Frontmatter
  • 9. Inside Hollywood Film
  • Conclusion: Cinema as Agent of Urban Change
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Place, Images and Meanings
  • 1. On City and Cinema
  • 2. Documentary Film at the Turn of the Century
  • Landscaping
  • Introduction
Control code
ocn937540291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/lvar17452
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 768401
  • 0d3fe7df-931b-404e-b7ce-75503da38ea5
  • 22573/ctt145j4sv
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937540291

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