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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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Cinematic Cartography: Mapping the Archive City

Cinematic Cartography: Mapping the Archive City

(p.190) 7 Cinematic Cartography: Mapping the Archive City
Film, Mobility and Urban Space
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines some recent developments in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cinematic cartography. It discusses the use of geospatial and GIS mapping technologies as tools for mining the layered topographies of film, memory and urban space, and suggests that the conception of the city-in-film in cinematic cartography can be considered as a relational assemblage of archival image-spaces rather than as a virtual chronology of individual filmic ‘narrative moments’. The chapter also contends that Liverpool's cinematic geographies articulate many of the contradictions and critical questions which are posed by the cinematization of postmodern urban space.

Keywords:   cinematographic cartography, GIS, urban space, cinema-in-film, archival image-spaces, Liverpool, cinematization, postmodern urban space

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