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Title: Remote Locations: Early Scottish Scenic Films and Geo-databases
Authors: Velez-Serna, Maria A.
Caughie, John
Contact Email: maria.velezserna@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: scenic films
Scotland
local topicals
geo-databases
cinema history
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Citation: Velez-Serna MA & Caughie J (2015) Remote Locations: Early Scottish Scenic Films and Geo-databases, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9 (2), pp. 164-179.
Abstract: In the field of cinema history, an increased interest in social experience and context has challenged the centrality of the film and the primacy of textual analysis. The ‘Early Cinema in Scotland, 1896-1927' research project takes a contextual approach, using geo-database tools to facilitate collaboration. This article shows how spatially-enabled methods can also be mobilized to bring issues of representation back into a cinema history project. We argue that, when the films have not survived, their geographical descriptors as recorded by trade-press reviews and catalogues offer new avenues of analysis. The article argues that foregrounding location as a significant element in the film corpus creates a new point of interconnection between film text and context. The juxtapositions and divergences between the spatial patterns of film production and cinema exhibition are connected to pre-cinematic traditions of representation. The spatial distribution also sheds light on the differences between films made for local and international consumption, reflecting on Scotland's position in relation to discourses of modernity.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23786
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2015.0147
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Affiliation: Communications, Media and Culture
University of Glasgow

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