Christian B. Long
The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000
New Books in American StudiesNew Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in FilmNew Books in GeographyNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Popular CultureNew Books Network December 28, 2018 Joel Tscherne
While most every live-action film takes place in a specific location, the role of these places has not often been studied. In his new book The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 (Intellect, 2017), Christian B. Long examines American films in the late 20th century to get a better understanding of locales to filmmaking. From Burt Reynolds’ use of the southern United States to the role of cities and suburbs, he shows why location can often add to the understanding of a movie.