London on Film

  • Pam Hirsch
  • Chris O'Rourke

Part of the Screening Spaces book series (SCSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pam Hirsch, Chris O’Rourke
    Pages 1-13
  3. Rui Tang, David Whitley
    Pages 163-176
  4. Charlotte Brunsdon
    Pages 221-237
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


This book, a collection of essays by expert film researchers and lecturers, contributes to the growing body of scholarship on cinematic cities by looking at how one city—London—has been represented on film. In particular, the collection examines how films about London have responded to social, material and political change in the city, either by capturing and so influencing how we think about London, or by acting as catalysts (intentionally or otherwise) for public debate. Individual essays explore films ranging from the earliest actualities of the late nineteenth century to contemporary blockbusters. The book will appeal to film scholars and students, as well as to readers interested in the history of London and its changing image.


British Cinema Urban Studies Architecture London on film Representations of London urban life on screen

Editors and affiliations

  • Pam Hirsch
    • 1
  • Chris O'Rourke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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