This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, from the early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment. It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images provides meaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making when we travel. It also analyses how our touristic experiences can inform our film-viewing. A range of genres and themes are studied including the significance of the western, espionage, road and gangster movies, along with further study of film studio theme parks and an introduction to the relationship between gaming and travel. This book will appeal to tourism scholars as well as film studies professionals, and is written in an accessible manner for a general audience.
Sue Beeton has worked in the tourism field for 25 years; she is President of the TTRA APac chapter, Honorary Associate Professor of Tourism at La Trobe University, Australia and Visiting Professor at University of Macerata, Italy. She has published widely on the relationship between tourism and film, including Film-Induced Tourism (2005).
Foreword Introduction Chapter One: Mise en Scene SECTION ONE: FROM STATIC TO MOVING IMAGES Chapter Two: From Panoramas to Phantom Rides Chapter Three: The Emotions of Motion 1: Travel War and Unrest in the Era of the Moving Image Chapter Four: The Emotions of Motion 2: War, Propaganda, National Cinema and Travel Chapter Five: Travel in the Era of Modern Warfare and Moving Images SECTION TWO: TRAVELLING IN, ON AND THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE - VOYEUR OR FLANEUR? Chapter Six: Badlands and Beauty: Landscape, Travel and Place in the Western Chapter Seven: Simply a Story? The Cultural Pervasiveness of the Western Chapter Eight: Travel and Transformation: Road Movies and Touristic Journeys Chapter Nine: Baddies in the Old and New Worlds: Bushrangers, Gangsters and Crime on Screen SECTION THREE: IMAGINING PLACES: ILLUSIONS AND DREAMS Chapter Ten: Creating Place Chapter Eleven: Spaces and Places: Travelling for/to the Moving Image CONCLUSION Chapter Twelve: Manifestations of Tourism through Film and Television: Making (some) Meaning from Moving Images and Moving People