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Film, Mobility and Urban SpaceA Cinematic Geography of Liverpool$
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Les Roberts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317576

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317248

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World in One City: Travel, Globalization and Placeless Space

World in One City: Travel, Globalization and Placeless Space

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(p.162) 6 World in One City: Travel, Globalization and Placeless Space
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Film, Mobility and Urban Space
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317248.007

This chapter explores the contradictions raised by the notion of Liverpool as a ‘world in one city’. It provides a comparative analysis of Alex Cox's films Three Businessmen and Liverpool: The World in One City, suggesting that these films highlight the heterotopic nature of the city as a space of deterritorialization, consumption and global capital. The chapter also considers the ways in which cinematic geographies can both reinforce and expose the city as a placeless space of global mobility.

Keywords:   Liverpool, one city, Three Businessmen, Liverpool, Alex Cox, deterritorialization, global capital, cinematic geographies, global mobility, placeless space

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