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Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

John David Rhodes


Spectacle of Property details the ambivalent but powerful pleasure we take in viewing private property onscreen, analyzing the security and ease the house promises along with the horrible anxieties it produces. It marks a new milestone in examining cinema’s relationship to realism while leaving us vastly more informed about, if less at home inside, the houses we occupy at the movies.

Keywords: Film architecture housing property domestic theory history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517903695
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John David Rhodes, author
University of Cambridge

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