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World Film Locations: Malta

Malta has served as a beautiful backdrop for films for nearly as long as there has been a film industry. This entry in the World Film Locations series traces the history of Malta on screen, from big-budget blockbusters to modest indie pictures. The locations Malta offers range widely, from grand fortified harbors and stunning cliffs to quaint villages and Baroque palaces. That diversity has enabled the island to double for countless locations, including ancient Troy and Alexandria, as well as Greece, Israel, and other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, while its well-known water tanks have proved to be perfect for shooting ocean scenes. Packed with illustrations, World Film Locations: Malta examines a number of films made in Malta to date, and will be a must-read for tourists, film buffs, and scholars alike.

128 pages | 300 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2015

World Film Locations

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“Malta served as a beautiful backdrop for films for nearly as long as there has been a film industry, but (almost) never played itself: ancient Troy, Alexandria, Greece, Israel, countless locations. World Film Locations: Malta examines a number of cases, from modest indie pictures to big budget blockbuster, including film both completely and just partly shoot in Malta, tracing history as seen on the screen.”

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Table of Contents


Scenes 1-13: Valletta
Scenes 14-17: Southern Harbour
Scenes 18-22: Northern Harbour
Scenes 23-27: South East
Scenes 28-31: West
Scenes 32-38: North
Scenes 39-46: Gozo and Comino


Malta: Island of the Imagination
Charlie Cauchi

Texured Spaces in the Maltese Fighter
Monika Maslowska

From V. to World War Z: The Inhabited Plain
Guillaume Dreyfuss

Early Visions: The Presence of Film-makers in Early 20th Century Malta
Giovanni Bonello

Cinemas in the Social Urban Landscape
Marc Zimmermann

The Lazarus Harbour
Kenneth Scicluna

The Dawn of the Mediterranean’s Mini Hollywood
Jean Pierre Borg


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