Harvard_VES184_Lecture_2 - VES184 Lecture Notes VOYAGE IN ITALY Deals w city itself as well as a city that is a living museum Excavates the layers

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VES184: Lecture Notes (Oct 22, 2009) VOYAGE IN ITALY Deals w/ city itself, as well as a city that is a living museum Excavates the layers Explores layers of culture memory, cities contain our own memories - a psychic landscape and personal forms of imagination including the everyday life Similar to Rome/Venice, in that the city itself is a museum About being in Italy, exploring Radical departure from cinema b/c there's no plot o Forced to focus on characters, not that much happening in terms of plot o Idea of plot becomes minimized, more of a voyage in a landscape o City is used as landscape that is to be explored/searched o A lot of things are explored, especially by female character o End is sort of tacked on b/c the two are traveling in such opposite directions, and suddenly, by a miracle, they're rejoined Is this a novel form of representing cities? o Cities are both imagined and forms of imagination The camera sees through the eyes of the filmmaker
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