World Film Locations: Glasgow

World Film Locations: Glasgow

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World Film Locations: Glasgow explores Scotland's biggest city and the many locations in which its films are viewed, set, and shot, taking in the important moments and movements in its rich cinematic history. Contrasting the historic with the contemporary, and social realism with drama, World Film Locations: Glasgow seeks to discover the city's culture, character, and comedy. Essays cover a variety of topics including a background of Glasgow's cinema-going and the city's picture houses, the evolution of Scots comedy, and Glasgow a filmmaker's city for grassroots and underground filmmakers as well as big Hollywood productions. We look at interpretations of the city from homegrown talent and a European cinema stance. 38 films are featured from classics like Gregory's Girl and Loach's Carla's Song to cult hits like Trainspotting. Bollywood is represented, alongside European titles and grim Scots realism like Sweet Sixteen, My Name is Joe, and Red Road and new titles including Fast Romance, Perfect Sense, and NEDs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 155 x 220 x 9mm | 258g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841507199
  • 9781841507194
  • 2,179,766

Table of contents

Maps/Scenes Scenes 1-7 1973 - 1984 Scenes 8-14 1984 - 1998 Scenes 15-20 1998 - 2001 Scenes 21-26 2001 - 2003 Scenes 27-32 2003 - 2005 Scenes 33-38 2005 - 2011 Essays Glasgow: City of the Imagination - Paul Gallagher Cinema City: Glasgow's Passion for Cinema - Neil Johnson-Symington Glaswegian Comedy: A Distinct Sense of Humour - Keir Hind The Gift of Constraint: Danish-Scottish Collaboration and the Advance Party - Pasquale Iannone Glasgow's Kitchen Sink: The Cinema of Ken Loach and Peter Mullan - David Archibald Dear Green Shoots: Underground Film-Making In Glasgow - Sean Welsh Glasgow: Hollywood's Film Set - Nicola Balkind
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About Nicola Balkind

Nicola Balkind is a freelance film journalist, writer and editor based in Glasgow, Scotland. She holds a BA (Hons) in Film & Media Studies, and MLitt in Film Journalism.
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