The City in Cinema

Portland hardly runs the risk of cinematic overexposure, but when we see real a Portland movie, one with a sense of place, we remember it. These run the gamut from the 1950s noir morality play Portland Exposé and nuclear-strike preparedness special A Day Called X to Penny Allen’s 1978 land-use satire Property to the work of such Portland auteurs as Gus van Sant, Kelly Reichardt, and Aaron Katz — not to mention the unerotic erotic thriller Body of Evidence, the pseudoscientific docudrama What the Bleep Do We Know!?, and B-movie master Albert Pyun’s Andrew Dice Clay vehicle Brain Smasher… a Love Story. All of them take the elements of Portland’s urban space — the bridges, the MAX trains, Big Pink, the woods just outside the city — to constitute a fascinating body of modern Portland urban cinema.

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The City in Cinema

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The video essays of "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema" examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

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The video essays of "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema" examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

For more on "The City in Cinema", "Notebook on Cities and Culture", and "A Los Angeles Primer" visit colinmarshall.org

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    IN & OUT
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    A digital short that derives from the union of passion/obsession between Photography, Videography and Surfing
    Shoot with Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera (bmpcc)
    Sardinia, ITALY

    by Riccardo Uras

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