The City and the Moving Image


Edited by Richard Koeck and Les Roberts (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010)

    Julia Hallam and Robert Kronenburg – Preface

    Richard Koeck and Les Roberts – Introduction: Projecting the Urban

  1. Heather Norris Nicholson – ‘Old World Traditions… and Modernity’ in Cunard’s Transatlantic Films, c.1920 – 35: Making Connections between Early Promotional Films and Urban Change
  2. Isabelle McNeill – Nice: Virtual City
  3. Ryan Shand – Visions of Community: The Post War Housing Problem in Sponsored and Amateur Films
  4. Julia Hallam – ‘City of Change and Challenge’: The Cine-societies’ Response to Liverpool’s Redevelopment in the 1960s
  5. Charlotte Brunsdon – Towards a History of Empty Spaces
  6. Tara McDowell – Tacita Dean’s Optics of Refusal
  7. Ian Robinson – Critique of the Disappearing City in the Films of Keiller,Cohen, and Steinmetz and Chanan
  8. Alan Marcus – A Tale of Two Cities: Dachau Observed
  9. Teresa Castro – Mapping the City through Film: From ‘Topophilia’ to Urban Mapscapes
  10. Paul Newland – Towards (East) London 2012: Emily Richardson’s Transit(2006) and Memo Mori (2009),and the Work of Iain Sinclair
  11. Maurizio Cinquegrani – The Cinematic Production of Iconic Space in Early Films of London (1895-1914)
  12. Les Roberts – Projection Place: Location Mapping, Consumption, and Cinematographic Tourism
  13. Richard Koeck – Cine-Montage: The Spatial Editing of Cities
  14. Robert Kronenburg – Informing Contemporary Architectural Urban Design with Historic Filmic Evidence
  15. Francois Penz – The Real City in the Reel City: Towards a Methodology through the Case of Amélie
  16. Helmut Weihsmann – Let Architecture ‘Play’ Itself: A Case Study

"The City and the Moving Image brings together scholars from film and architecture backgrounds in a collection of  case studies which eschew the usual suspects (such as film noir) for a startlingly varied and original range of material... There is a refreshing eclecticism in the kinds of film covered in this book. . . . As a central interest in film studies, the experience of city life and its spaces can lead to more grounded, historicized analysis and a political reinvigoration of the discipline. This book contains promising glimpses of such an engagement, and showcases some of the myriad forms it might take."  Screen 52 (4), 2011.