World Film Locations: Reykjavík

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Though the creative community of Reykjavík, Iceland, has earned a well-deserved reputation for its unique artistic output - most notably the popular music that has emerged from the city since the 1980s - Reykjavík's filmmakers have received less attention than they merit.
 
Though the creative community of Reykjavík, Iceland, has earned a well-deserved reputation for its unique artistic output - most notably the popular music that has emerged from the city since the 1980s - Reykjavík's filmmakers have received less attention than they merit. World Film Locations: Reykjavík corrects this imbalance, shedding new light on the role of cinema in a country that, partly because of its small population, produces more films per capita than any other in the world. The contributors to this volume trace cinema in Iceland from the 1979 establishment of the Icelandic Film Fund - before which the country's film industry barely existed - through to today. In a series of illuminating scene reviews, they show how rapidly the city has changed over the past thirty years. In thematic spotlight articles, they go on to explore such topics as the relationship between Iceland and its capital city; youth culture and night life; the relationship between film and the local music community; cinematic representations of Scandinavian crime; and filmmakers' response to the 2008 banking crisis. Together, these varied contributions show how films shot in Reykjavík have been shaped both by Iceland's remoteness from the rest of the world and by Icelandic filmmakers' sense that the city remains forever on the brink of desolate and harsh wilderness.
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作者 Jez Conolly , Caroline Whelan
編者 Jez Conolly , Caroline Whelan
出版社 Intellect Ltd
出版日期 2012年9月15日
頁數 128
作者簡介 Jez Conolly holds an MA in Film Studies and European Cinema from the University of the West of England and is a regular contributor to The Big Picture magazine and website.
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