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Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

Philadelphia, PA

March 6-9, 2008

 

Forging Florida Film as Sun Screen

 

Call for Papers:  Pre-Constituted Panel, Christina Lane

This call seeks papers that address the way that Florida has been "projected" in various genres, styles, oeuvres, and decades.  How has this region been imagined by cinema and television, both from within and without?  What is the relationship between media images about Florida and its geography, ecology, politics, music, architecture, fashion, advertising, and tourism?  

 

Possible topics include: efforts to build silent cinema; the "race movies" of Norman Films; Fleischer Brothers Animation Studio; Johnny Weissmüller; Art Deco; Florida film noir; Key Largo; Esther Williams; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Some Like it Hot, hotel movies such as Jerry Lewis's The Bellboy; Elvis Presley and the Beach; James Bond (Goldfinger, Thunderball); Frank Sinatra's Miami (Tony Rome, Lady in Cement); Jackie Gleason's TV studios; I Dream of Jeannie; Disneyworld and other theme parks; Exploitation cinema, the cult of Scarface (DePalma); Girls Gone Wild; Cocoon and other "retirement" films; Aileen Wournos, Miami Vice and Michael Mann's Miami.  Please email proposals or inquiries to Christina Lane, University of Miami, at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> . 

 

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