World Film Locations: London

Edited by Neil Mitchell

World Film Locations: London

Edited by Neil Mitchell

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

136 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841504841 Published December 2011 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

An exciting and visually focused tour of the diverse range of films shot on location in London, World Film Locations: London presents contributions spanning the Victorian era, the swinging ’60s, and the politically charged atmosphere following the 2005 subway bombings. Essays exploring key directors, themes, and historical periods are complemented by reviews of important scenes that offer particular insight into London’s relationship to cinema. The book is illustrated throughout with full-color film stills and photographs of cinematic landmarks as they appear now—as well as city maps to aid those keen to investigate them.

From Terror on the Underground to Thames Tales to Richard Curtis’s affectionate portrayal of the city in Love Actually, this user-friendly guide explores the diversity and distinctiveness of films shot in location in London.

London: City of the Imagination
      Neil Mitchell
Map of Scenes 1–8: 1927–1951
Victorian London: A Painterly Vision of the City Divided
      Virginie Sélavy
Map of Scenes 9–16: 1951–1966
Ealing Studios: A Brief History of the Mecca of British film
      Scott Jordan Harris
Map of Scenes 17–24: 1966–1978
Swinging London: Their Texts Are Loud But Never Square
      James Evans
Map of Scenes 25–32: 1980–1997
Going Underground: Strange Goings On Down Below...
      James Rose
Map of Scenes 33–40: 1997–2002
Richard Curtis: A Glamorized and Idealized London
      Robert Beames
Map of Scenes 41–50: 2003–2009
Thames Tales: Stories by the Riverside
      Jez Conolly

Contributor Bios
Review Quotes
Francine Stock, BBC

’’Handsome and intriguing, like an elegant ghost hunter’s companion to a world that is—and isn’t—there."—Francine Stock, BBC

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