Travel, Tourism and the Moving Image
Author: Sue Beeton
This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, from the early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment. It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images provides meaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making when we travel. It also analyses how our touristic experiences can inform our film-viewing. A range of genres and themes are studied including the significance of the western, espionage, road and gangster movies, along with further study of film studio theme parks and an introduction to the relationship between gaming and travel. This book will appeal to tourism scholars as well as film studies professionals, and is written in an accessible manner for a general audience.
This is a rigorous, informative and charming book about the nexus of the moving image and tourism. The author draws the reader in with her personal stories, perspectives and passion, while also providing a rich historical perspective and clear conceptual frameworks. It breaks new ground and provides much needed knowledge in this area of tourism.
Images are central to how the tourist gaze is organized, systemized and performed. Travel, Tourism and the Moving Image is a 'moving' book about moving images, packed with interesting ideas and fascinating cases. This succinct book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in the cultural tourism geographies of gazing and images.
Sue Beeton has worked in the tourism field for 25 years; she is President of the TTRA APac chapter, Honorary Associate Professor of Tourism at La Trobe University, Australia and Visiting Professor at University of Macerata, Italy. She has published widely on the relationship between tourism and film, including Film-Induced Tourism (2005).
Chapter One: Mise en Scene
SECTION ONE: FROM STATIC TO MOVING IMAGES
Chapter Two: From Panoramas to Phantom Rides
Chapter Three: The Emotions of Motion 1: Travel War and Unrest in the Era of the Moving Image
Chapter Four: The Emotions of Motion 2: War, Propaganda, National Cinema and Travel
Chapter Five: Travel in the Era of Modern Warfare and Moving Images
SECTION TWO: TRAVELLING IN, ON AND THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE – VOYEUR OR FLÂNEUR?
Chapter Six: Badlands and Beauty: Landscape, Travel and Place in the Western
Chapter Seven: Simply a Story? The Cultural Pervasiveness of the Western
Chapter Eight: Travel and Transformation: Road Movies and Touristic Journeys
Chapter Nine: Baddies in the Old and New Worlds: Bushrangers, Gangsters and Crime on Screen
SECTION THREE: IMAGINING PLACES: ILLUSIONS AND DREAMS
Chapter Ten: Creating Place
Chapter Eleven: Spaces and Places: Travelling for/to the Moving Image
Chapter Twelve: Manifestations of Tourism through Film and Television: Making (some) Meaning from Moving Images and Moving People