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Cinematic Countrysides Robert Fish

Cinematic Countrysides

Robert Fish

Published March 15th 2008
ISBN : 9780719072666
Hardcover
256 pages
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From the expanse of the American great west to the mountainous landscapes of North Korea, Cinematic Countrysides draws on a range of genres to demonstrate how film texts come to prefigure expectations of rural social space and how theseMoreFrom the expanse of the American great west to the mountainous landscapes of North Korea, Cinematic Countrysides draws on a range of genres to demonstrate how film texts come to prefigure expectations of rural social space and how these representations are shaped by the material circumstances of lived rural experience. For the first time, leading scholars in geography, film, and cultural studies have been drawn together to explore the multiple ways cinema and countryside are co-produced: how film makes rural and rural makes film. At the heart of this volumes apprehensions of the cinematic countryside is a concern that ideas of rurality in film are central to wider questions of modernity and tradition, self and other, nationhood and globalization, and the cinematic city.