This lively and acccessible book takes on Jean-Luc Godard's claim that'the great cities are false'. Travelling from Madrid, through Naples andMarseilles to Warsaw, and from Moscow and Berlin to London, Edinburgh and Blackpool, it investigates the 'falsity'-the postmodern nature of contemporary Europe's urban life and cinema, and shows howEuropean films represent these cities across the old and new Europe. Interdisciplinary in approach, From Moscow To Madrid engages with a wide cinematic range, including films of Almodovar, Mario Martone, ClaireDenis and Robert Guediguian, with analyses of Girl Guide, Luna Park,Run, Lola, Run, Sliding Doors, Trainspotting and Wonderland and many others. The authors tackle questions about postmodernity raised by these films and the changed wrought in European cities over the last two decades under the effects of political change, from the postcommunist era in Moscow and Berlin to the effects of Thatcherism in Edinburgh and London. A fascinating exploration with interest for Film Studies, Urban theory, Cultural and Social Studies and Politics.
From Moscow to Madrid
Postmodern Cities, European Cinema