“Film is a visual representation of a mobile world. As Clarke suggests, however, film is also rendered a distinct geographic object of inquiry through its diversity of mobilities, and it is this very characteristic that invites scrutiny and provokes thought. While the very idea of landscape study, for instance, is built around observation from a fixed point of a static scene, film viewing involves the observer taking a mobile view on a mobile world.”

Tim Cresswell & Deborah Dixon (Eds) (2002). Engaging Film:
Geographies of Mobility and Identity. London: Rowman & Littlefield.


Here are some other texts that champion collisions of geography and film:

  • Aitken, Stuart & Leo Zonn (Eds) (1994). Power, Place, Situation, and Spectacle: A Geography of Film. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Charney, Leo & Vanessa R. Schwartz (Eds) (1995). Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Conley, Tom (2007). Cartographic Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Connolly, Maeve (2009). The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen. Bristol: Intellect.
  • Deleuze, Gilles (1986). Cinema 1: The Movement-Image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Eleftheriotis, Dimitris (2010). Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Harper, Graeme (Ed) (2010). Cinema and Landscape: Film, Nation and Cultural Geography. Bristol: Intellect.
  • Jancovich, Marc & Lucy Faire (2003). The Place of the Audience: Cultural Geographies of Film Consumption. London: BFI Publishing.
  • Lefebvre, Martin (Ed) (2006). Landscape and Film. London: Routledge.
  • Melbye, David (2010). Landscape Allegory in Cinema: From Wilderness to Wasteland. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mitchell, Neil (2011). World Film Locations: London.  Bristol: Intellect.
  • Naficy, Hamid (Ed) (1999). Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place. London: Routledge.
  • Parter, Laraine & Bryony Dixon (Eds) (2007). Picture Perfect: Landscape, Place and Travel in British Cinema Before 1930. Exeter: University of Exeter Press.
  • Rohdie, Sam (2001). Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism. London: BFI Publishing.
  • Utterson, Andrew (2005). Technology and Culture: The Film Reader. Milton Park: Routledge.

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