This first full study of post-war London in cinema explores the cinematic 'Londons' that appear in films made since 1945. Brunsdon traces how film-makers show that a film is set in London, how films have charted London's shift from imperial capital to global city and challenges the view that London is not a cinematic city.
CHARLOTTE BRUNSDON teaches in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author of The Feminist, the Housewife and the Soap Opera (2000) and Screen Tastes (1997).
Acknowledgments Introduction: Impossible Geographies 1 Landmark London 'This is London' The Bus, the Pub and the Fog Uncanny London: Undoing the City 2 Local London A Little London: Ealing Studios Horace Ove's London: Pressure South London: A Changing Grammar of the Local Other Local Londons 3 Going Up West Pleasant London: Spring in Park Lane West End Noir 1: Night and the City West End Noir 2: Mona Lisa The Global West End: The Film Star and the Refugee 4 The London Underground Mr Beck and Gert and Daisy The Strong Stories of the Underground The Tunnel Tigers and the Good Fairies of the Underground 5 The Gangster, the Ripper and the Housewife London Horror: Murderous Places East End Noir Performing the Old East End: The Krays Coda: 'Fashion Street' 6 Thames Tales From the Pool of London to the 'Pont de la Tour' The Spaces of Empire: Pool of London The Temporalities of The Long Good Friday The River of Dead People and the River of Ghosts Afterword: The Poignancy of Place Three Forms of Melancholy And a Chance Encounter Selected Bibliography Index
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