Screen interiors : from country houses to cosmic heterotopias / edited by Pat Kirkham and Sarah A Lichtman.

London ; New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021.
xii, 351 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm


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"Covering everything from Hollywood films to Soviet cinema, London's queer spaces to spaceships and horror architecture, Screen Interiors presents an array of innovative perspectives on film design. Authors explore how design can facilitate action and amplify tensions, how rooms are employed as structural devices and how designed spaces can contribute to the construction of identities. With a lens on class, sexuality and identity across a range of films including Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913), Caravaggio (1986), and Passengers (2016), and illustrated with film stills throughout, this book showcases methodological approaches for the study of film and design history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Comfort and the domestic interior in Soviet fiction cinema of the 1920s / Eleanor Rees -- Furnishing I love Lucy (1951-1957) Marilyn Cohen -- From the country house film to the house in the country film : space, class, and generation / Christine Geraghty -- Space, interiors, and 1980s Hollywood teen films / Patrick O'Neill -- Mobilizing material culture : collecting and interiority in Luchino Visconti's Conversation piece (1974) / Shax Riegler -- From sex to narcissism : understanding minimalist interiors in New York films of the 1970s / Timothy M. Rohan -- "Home furnishing takes a cue from Paris, too" : the fashion professional at work and home in postwar Hollywood films, c. 1957-1961 / Rebecca C. Tuite -- Framing interiorities : interiors, objects, and hidden desires in Billy Wilder's The apartment (1960) / Imma Forino -- Frames, veils, and windows : modern cinematic set design in Early Russian films by Evgenii Bauer / Maria Korolkova -- Interiors, class, perversity, and ambiguity in The Servant (1963) / Barry Curtis -- In plain view : London commercial interiors as queer spaces in three 1960s British films : Victim (1961), The leather boys (1964), and The killing of Sister George (1968) / Andrew Stephenson -- Queer interiors : Derek Jarman's Caravaggio (1986) and Edward II (1992) / Adam Vaughan -- The horror of the homicidal floor : destabilized elements of interior architecture / Alexandra Brown and Kirsty Volz -- Designed to destroy : action film interiors and the construction of killscapes / Lennart Soberon -- Visions of home : nostalgia and mobility, past, present, and future, in serenity's domestic spaceship interior / Sorcha O'Brien -- Cosmic heterotopia : banality and disjunction in the interiors of passengers (2016) / Ersi Ioannidou.
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