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World Film Locations: Washington D. C.
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ISBN 9781783204564
Paperback 128 pages
230 x 155
Published April 2015
Imprint: Intellect
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Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is known for many things, often related to the inner workings of the government that resides there. But the beauty of the city is often in stark contrast to the ugly partisan squabbles and palm-greasing that sometimes characterizes the political process. This friction animates and attracts film-makers, who use its landmarks as a shorthand to express and investigate contemporary ideals and concerns about American society.

This volume collects essays and articles about Washington film history and locations. Featuring texts about carefully chosen film scenes and key historical periods, the book examines themes, directors and depictions, and is illustrated with evocative movie stills, city maps, and location photographs.
Katherine Larsen teaches courses on fame, celebrity, and fandom in the  University Writing Program at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Together with Lynn Zubernis, she co-edited Fan Culture: Theory/Practice and Fan Phenomena: Supernatural. She is co-author of Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships.
'For her recent book, World Film Locations: Washington D.C., [Larsen] says she “attempted to bring to light the Washington not captured by the ever-present aerial shots of the Washington Monument, the Capitol and the White House” (5). Frame grabs from these films color the pages and invite readers to join Larsen as she takes you to the places where actors and crews once roamed.' – Jessica P. Jackson, Film Matters

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