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The Displaced City


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Although the city of Melbourne began to feature increasingly in Australian films during the 1960s and 1970s, the role of the architectural background in developing the narrative and visual qualities of films, and the ways in which these visions of the cinematic city were shaped by the changes to the urban environment, have largely been ignored by commentators on the cinema. It is my intention in this thesis to examine a range of films made in Melbourne from the late 1950s through to the mid- 1980s, in order to illustrate that filmmakers were increasingly engaging with the built environment around them and were making sophisticated and insightful observations on modern and high-rise architecture that both transfixed them and repelled them. As Melbourne’s high-rise buildings were one of the most public manifestations of modernity, filmmakers responses to and interpretations of the new architecture can provide insights into the ways that modernity, place and identity came together in a debate within the cinematic format.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC22184
AuthorLennart Jacobsen
Number of Pages224
Publishing Year2010-10-06T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeHistory of art / art & design styles
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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