Cinema and Landscape (Book)
Film, Nation and Cultural Geography: Film, Nation and Cultural Geography
The notion of landscape is a complex one, but it has been central to the art and artistry of the cinema. After all, what is the French New Wave without Paris? What are the films of Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee without New York? Cinema and Landscape frames contemporary film landscapes across the world, in an exploration of screen aesthetics and national ideology, film form and cultural geography, cinematic representation and the human environment. Written by well-known cinema scholars, this volume both extends the existing field of film studies and stakes claims to overlapping, contested territories in the humanities and social sciences.
Graeme Harper is professor of creative writing and director of research at the University of Wales, Bangor. He is founding coeditor of the journal Studies in European Cinema and the associate founding editor of the Creative Industries Journal, both also published by Intellect.
Jonathan Rayner is a senior lecturer in English and film at the University of Sheffield. His previous books include The Naval War Film: Genre, History, National Cinema and Contemporary Australian Cinema."