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City films By Suárez, Juan A.

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-REM2145-1
Published: 1/3/2024
Retrieved: 19 June 2024, from


This entry surveys the history and aesthetics of the city symphony film (or city film). It traces its intellectual and aesthetic origins in the late nineteenth century, establishes a classification between different types of city films, and describes the contemporary persistence and mutability of the genre.

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