In a dark space: cinema and the city

The taster video for Studio One, 2011-2012, with scenes from Federico Fellini's Roma, is now available online...

For some alternative interpretations of Rome in films, see Roman HolidayBelly of an Architect or Caro Diario.

More Fellini: La Dolce Vita (French trailer)

Further background on Rome can be found on the Studio One blog for 2008-09, although the theme then was travel, authenticity and the past, rather than the relationship of architecture and film.

Some initial reading:

N AlSayyad (2006) - 'Cinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern from Reel to Real', Routledge

D Bordwell and K Thompson (2010) - 'Film Art: an Introduction', 9th edition, McGraw-Hill

G Bruno (2002) - 'Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film', Verso

S R Joshel et al, eds. (2001) - 'Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture', Arethusa

D Neumann (1996) - 'Film Architecture: From Metropolis to Blade Runner', Prestel

F Penz (2011) - 'Urban Cinematics: Understanding Urban Phenomena Through the Moving Image', Intellect

K Shonfield (2000) - 'Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film and the City', Routledge
- Includes chapters: 'How Brutalism defeated picturesque populism: parallels in film and architecture' and 'Why does your flat leak?'

R Wrigley, ed. (2008) - 'Cinematic Rome', Troubador

See also: Studio One