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Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Dimitris Eleftheriotis


This book explores the interconnected histories, theories, and aesthetics of mobile vision and cinematic movement. It traces the links between certain types of movement of/in the frame and broader cultural trends that have historically informed Western sensibilities. It contextualises that genealogy with detailed analysis of contemporary and recent ‘travel films’ as well as older works. It investigates how movements of exploration, discovery and revelation are activated in specific cinematic narratives of travelling and displacement. Such narratives are analysed with attention to the mass popu ... More

Keywords: mobile vision, cinematic movement, travel films, travelling, displacement, mass population movements, subtitles, foreign spectator, foreign films, cultural borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748633128
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitris Eleftheriotis, author