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Part 1: Space, Setting, Landscape 1. The Invention of Place: Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s Moses and Aaron by Jacques Aumont 2. Between Setting and Landscape in the Cinema by Martin Lefebvre Part 2: National Landscapes, Cultural Identities and Traditions 3. Toward a Genealogy of the American Landscape: Notes on Some Landscapes in Griffith (1908-1912) by Jean Mottet 4. The Course of the Empire: Sublime Landscapes in the American Cinema by Maurizia Natali 5. Asphalt Nomadism: the New Desert in Arab Independent Cinema by Laura Marks 6. The Inhabited View: Landscape in the Films of David Rimmer by Catherine Russell 7. Sites of Meaning: Gallipoli and other Mediterranean Landscapes in Amateur Films, c. 1928-1960 by Heather Nicholson 8. The Presence (and Absence) of Landscape in Silent East Asian Films by Peter Rist Part 3: Early Film Landscapes 9. From Flatland to Vernacular Relativity: the Genesis of Early English Screenscapes by David B. Clarke & Marcus Doel 10. Landscape and Archive: Trips Around the World as Early Film Topic (1896 – 1914) by Antonio Costa Part 4: Landscape auteurs 11.A Walk Through Heterotopia: Peter Greenaway’s Landscapes by Numbers by Bridget Elliott & Anthony Purdy 12. Landscape and Perception: On Anthony Mann by Tom Conley 13. The Cinematic Void: Desert Iconographies in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point by Matthew Gandy
AFI Film Readers, published in cooperation with the American Film Institute, focus on important issues and themes in film and media scholarship.