World Film Locations: Prague - IB - World Film Locations (Paperback)Marcelline Block (editor)
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 18/10/2013
- In stock online
- Free UK delivery
Prague, the "Hollywood of the East," has played an important role in the history of cinema, and World Film Locations: Prague traverses the city's topography to examine an internationally diverse range of movies made in the Czech capital: landmark early films such as Ecstasy, controversial due to the nudity that catapulted Hedy Lamarr into stardom in the United States; Steven Soderbergh's biopic Kafka, starring Jeremy Irons; adaptations of Kafka's literary works such as The Trial, with a screenplay by Harold Pinter and starring Anthony Hopkins; and action blockbusters like Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, and Casino Royale. Exploring legendary Prague landmarks as they appear on-screen - including the Charles Bridge, Old Town, Mala Strana, Liechtenstein Palace, Wenceslas Square, and Prague Castle - the book also discusses the intersection of the capital city and its cinematic representations; Prague and the Czech New Wave; the iconic Barrandov Studios; and the impact of political events such as the Prague Spring, the Soviet Invasion of 1968, and the Velvet Revolution on the city's film industry. An invaluable resource for scholars, students, and aficionados of film and cinematic psychogeography, this collection will be heralded by students of Eastern European literary, cultural, and sociopolitical history.
Publisher: Intellect Books
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 228 x 157 x 12 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at