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    society How is a society of war poverty peace or wealth portrayed in film today in contrast to Metropolis a classic work The Cinematic City is a compilation of theories which recognize urban settings as symbols found in film history This book is of value to anyone interested in architecture urban studies or cinema studies The conjunction of urban theory and film theory is a subject which editor David B Clarke feels has been traditionally understated He believes the city has undeniably been shaped by the cinematic form In this volume the history of urbanization and industrial capitalism is traced through films such as Metropolis The Captive City It s a Wonderful Life The Fountainhead Vertigo Blow Up Manhattan Blade Runner Night on Earth and more In The Cinematic City writers Giuliana Bruno Iain Chambers David Clarke Marcus Doel Antony Easthope John Gold James Hay Frank Krutnik Rob Lapsley Elisabeth Mahoney Colin McArthur Will Straw and Stephan Ward offer a multi dimensional anthology of ideas on cities and cinema informed by the work of such contemporary philosophers as Benjamin Baudrillard Foucault Deleuze Lacan and Lefebvre As a unique collection of theories The Cinematic City provides insight into genres such as

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