Moving Pictures/Stopping Places: Hotels and Motels on Film

Moving Pictures/Stopping Places: Hotels and Motels on Film


Mobility has lengthy been a defining characteristic of contemporary societies, but remarkably little awareness has been paid to a number of the 'stopping places'_hotels, inns, and the like_that this mobility presupposes. If the paradoxical characteristics of mounted locations devoted to facilitating circulate were ignored by way of quite a few commentators, film-makers have proven awesome prescience and consistency in enticing with those 'still issues' round which the area is made to show. inns and lodges play a primary position in a mess of flicks, ranging throughout an immensely big variety of genres, eras, and nationwide cinemas. while prior movie theorists have fascinated with the circulate implied through street videos and comparable genres, the phenomenal contributions to this quantity expand the new engagement with house and position in movie reviews, supplying a sequence of interesting explorations of the cultural value of forestalling areas, either on monitor and stale. starting from the legendary splendor of the Grand lodge, throughout the uncanny areas of the Bates inn, to Korean 'love motels,' the wealth of insights, from quite a few theoretical views, that this quantity grants is decided to alter our figuring out of the function performed via preventing areas in an more and more fluid global.

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