Landscape, Region and the Moving Image
Subjects: Cultural and Social Studies, Film History, History, South-West Studies, University of Exeter Press
This book explores the history of Cornwall‘s picturing on screen, from the earliest days of the moving image to the recent BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark books. Drawing on art history to illuminate the construction of Cornwall in films and television programmes, the book looks at amateur film, newsreels and contemporary film practice as well as drama.
It argues that Cornwall‘s screen identity has been dominated by the romantic coastal edge, leaving the regional interior absent from representation. In turn, the emphasis on the coast in Cornwall‘s screen history has had a significant and ongoing economic impact on the area.New research with an innovative approach, looking at amateur film and newsreels alongside mainstream film and television. Will appeal to both the academic and the more general reader.
List of Figures
Introduction: A Journey into Cornwall
1 Landscape, Region and the Moving Image
2 The Outsider and the View: Travel, Tourism and Film
3 Screen Fictions
4 The ‘Real’ Cornwall
5 A Different View
‘.. rock solid. Her eclectic multi-disciplinary approach is just right for the subject. […] The chapter outline is impressive and comprehensive’
Professor Helen Taylor, University of Exeter
Rachel Moseley is Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, where she is presently Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory Research. She has published widely on questions of identity in film and television.