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ISBN 9781841505695
Paperback 128 pages
Published July 2012
Imprint: Intellect
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Vienna appears in cinema as, among other things, a historical crossroads, a source of great music, and a site of world-famous architecture ranging from gothic cathedrals and baroque palaces to landmark modern structures. A panorama that encompasses all these perspectives, World Film Locations: Vienna sheds new light on the movies shot in the former imperial capital - and on the city itself. The first English language book to explore Vienna's relationship with film beyond the waltz fantasies once shot in studios around the world, this volume shows how specific urban sites contribute to films that, in turn, play a role in our changing ideas about the city. In addition to key scene reviews of 46 international films from the silent era to the present, contributors explore such wide-ranging topics as the Austro-Hungarian Empire as cinematic myth; the "Viennese Film" and Golden Age Hollywood; Jewish filmmakers and their take on lost cultural imagery; postwar nation building through film, and the startling "Other Vienna" in New Wave films of Michael Haneke, Barbara Albert, Ulrich Seidl, and Götz Spielmann. Illuminating the rich multicultural cinematic history that eventually gave rise to the new Austrian films that began to capture international attention more than a decade ago, World Film Locations: Vienna will fascinate readers interested in film, art, architecture, literature, music, Jewish studies, or Central European history.

Chapter titles
Vienna: City of the Imagination
Michael Burri
Vienna Imperial at Home and Abroad: The City as Film Myth in the 1930s and 1940s
Joseph W. Moser
Vienna and the Films of Louise Kolm-Veltée
Robert Dassanowsky
The Jewish Topography of Filmic Vienna
Dagmar C.G. Lorenz
Vienna in Film 1945-55: Building a Post-War Identity
Mary Wauchope
Wonder Wheel: The Cinematic Prater
Todd Herzog
The Spaces of The Other Vienna in New Austrian Film
Nikhil Sathe
'Meticulous, knowledgeable and beautiful – these are rarely found together. I am grateful for this exceptional book about film and about Vienna.It entices one to further investigations of this complex city.' – Götz Spielmann, Oscar-nominated Austrian director of Antares and Revanche

'World Film Locations Vienna sheds new light on the movies shot in the Austrian capital – and on the city itself.' – Austrian Information, Washington DC

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