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In Motion and On Location: Representing Travel Ideals in Film


Blackwood, G and McGregor, A, In Motion and On Location: Representing Travel Ideals in Film, Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film, Peter Lang AG, G Blackwood, A McGregor (ed), Bern, pp. 7-14. ISBN 9783034321082 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2016 Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, Bern

DOI: doi:10.3726/978-3-0351-0951-1


The connection between travel and cinema is profound. Emerging from an era in which photographic and visual image culture was transforming the epistemologic structures of modem society, cinematic technologies originate from the last decade of the nineteenth century. Although there are competing versions as to the first instance of a cinematic screening event, cited most frequently is the Lumiere brothers' first public screen­ing of a short film, L'Arrivee d 'un train en gare de La Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station) in 1895. Many of the early short films de­veloped and projected in Europe and America were documentaries that emphasised movement and novelty. These early images and the technol­ogy used to produce them represented both a realism and an exoticism that were also characteristic of the burgeoning industry of mass travel.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cinema, representation, travel writing, tourism
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Screen and media culture
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Visual communication
UTAS Author:Blackwood, G (Dr Gemma Blackwood)
ID Code:135875
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2019-11-19
Last Modified:2019-12-06

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