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World Film Locations free pdf Prague, the "Hollywood of the East," has played an important role in the history of cinema and "World Film Locations: Prague" traverses the city's topography to examine an internationally diverse range of movies made in the Czech capital: landmark early films such as "Ecstasy," controversial due to the female nudity that catapulted Hedy Lamarr into stardom in the United States- Steven Soderbergh's biopic "Kafka," starring Jeremy Irons- adaptations of Kafka's literary works such as "The Trial," with a screenplay by Harold Pinter and starring Anthony Hopkins- and action blockbusters like "Mission Impossible," "The Bourne Identity," and "Casino Royale." Exploring legendary Prague landmarks as they appear onscreen--including the Charles Bridge, Old Town, Mala Strana, Liechtenstein Palace, Wenceslas Square, and Prague Castle--the book also discusses the intersection of the capital city and its cinematic representations- Prague and the Czech New Wave- the iconic Barrandov Studios- and the impact of political events such as the Prague Spring, the Soviet Invasion of 1968, and the Velvet Revolution on the city's film industry.
An invaluable resource for scholars, students, and aficionados of film and cinematic psychogeography, this collection will be heralded by students of East European literary, cultural, and sociopolitical history.

About Marcelline Block

Marcelline Block is a lecturer at Princeton University, where she is completing her PhD in French. She is the author or editor of several books, including World Film Locations: Marseilles, World Film Locations: Paris, and Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema.

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Author : Marcelline Block
Publisher : Intellect (UK)
Data Published : 15 August 2013
ISBN : 1783200278
EAN : 9781783200276
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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