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London Circa Sixty Six

Lack, R; (2007) London Circa Sixty Six. In: Cunningham, G and Barber, S, (eds.) London Eyes: Reflections in Text and Image. (149 - 176). Berghahn Books: Oxford, UK.

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This essay considers the usefulness of visiting the cinema of 1960s London, and by implication all films with a topographical premise, map in hand. My map of choice is a 1966 edition of the Geographer?s A to Z of London.1 My film of choice is Antonioni?s Blow-Up, though I have taken a comparative approach to its topography, consulting and discussing several others from the period.2 ?Swinging London? films have helped me calibrate the swing of Blow-Up, a work emblematic of London in the 1960s and central to the ciné-city canon. Blow-Up is, in this reading, the London film.

Type:Book chapter
Title:London Circa Sixty Six
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 19:30:48 2nd Apr 2008
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of EU Langs, Culture and Society

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