World Film Locations: Boston

Founded by the Puritans in 1630 and the site of many of the American Revolution's major precursors and events (including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere’s midnight ride, among others), Boston has played―and continues to play―an influential role in the shaping of the historic, intellectual, cultural, and political landscapes of the United States. And Boston has a significantly rich tradition of cinematic representation. While Harvard is central to many of the films set in the Greater Boston area, World Film Locations: Boston considers the full spectrum of Boston’s abundant aesthetic potential, reviewing films located within as well as far beyond Harvard’s hallowed halls and ivy-covered gates. Many iconic American classics, blockbusters, romantic comedies, and legal thrillers, as well as films examining Boston’s criminal underside, particularly in juxtaposition to the city’s elitist high society, were filmed on location in the city’s streets and back lots. World Film Locations: Boston looks in depth into a highly select group of forty-six films such as Love Story, Good Will Hunting, The Friends of Eddy Coyle, and The Social Network, among many others, presented at the intersection of critical analysis and stunning visual critique (with material from the films themselves as well as photographs of the contemporary city locations). Featuring articles and film scene reviews written by a variety of leading contemporary film writers, critics, and scholars, this book is a multimedia resource that will find a welcome audience in movie lovers in Beantown and beyond.
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作者 Marcelline Block
編者 Marcelline Block
出版社 Intellect Ltd
出版日期 2014年4月15日
書籍語言 英文
頁數 128
釘裝 平裝

Marcelline Block is a film historian, author, editor and translator. Her publications include, among others, World Film Locations: ParisWorld Film Locations: Marseilles (and its French version, entitled Filmer Marseille); World Film Locations: Las VegasWorld Film Locations: PragueWorld Film Locations: BostonFan Phenomena: Marilyn MonroeFrench Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and RepresentationFrench Cinema in Close-up: La vie d'un acteur pour moiAn Anthology of French Singers from A to Z: Singin' in FrenchSituating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema, and the French to English translation of Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit's Propaganda Documentaries in France: 1940-1944. Her writing has appeared in AfterallArt Decades; the Big Picture MagazineCineaste; the Guardian; the Harvard French ReviewPeriodicalSoledadWages of Film, and Women in French Studies and has also been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, and Russian. 

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