This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 241
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Cinema and the City
  • Stream: Geography
  • Description:

    Cinema and city: urban space, urban time, cinematic space, cinematic time, role of art and technology in everyday life, city lights (1931); Urban dystopias: modern capitalism, class structures, segregation, industrialization, metropolis (1927), blade runner (1982); Urban alienation: metropolis and mental life, cities and rationality, modern times (1936); Cities and strangers: urban encounters, desires, stranger-intimacies, chungking expires (1994); Urban utopias: modernist architecture, bureaucracy, modern planning, everyday life, playtime (1967); Urban poverty: urban poor, desires, cinema and slums, i don’t want to sleep alone (2006), dharavi (1992); Cinema in city: history of cinemas, multiplexes, cinema industry, religion and cinema, social and material lives of films.

  • Text:

    R. Sennett, Classic Essays On the Culture of Cities, Prentice-Hall. New Jersey, 1969. ^$^G. Pratt and R. M. San Juan, Film and Urban Space: Critical Possibilities, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, 2014 ^$^B. Larkin, Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria, Duke University Press, Durham, 2008. ^$^A. Abbas, Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1997.

  • Course References:

    Same as Texts