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Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image

John David Rhodes and Elena Gorfinkel


This book argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. The chapters analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of place. Through its attention to actual places, this book traces the tensions between the global and the local, the universal and the particular, that inhere in contemporary debates on global cinema, television, art, and media.

Keywords: geographical location, moving image, film, media, television, installation art, video, theorization of place, global cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665167
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John David Rhodes, editor
Lecturer, Literature and Visual Culture, University of Sussex

Elena Gorfinkel, editor

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Part I Cinematic Style and thePlaces of Modernity

Part II Place as Index of Cinema

Part III Geopolitical Displacements

Part IV (Not) Being There