#07 Suburbia + Cinema
See-Through Suburbs:Transparency and Privacy in the Postwar American Cartoon
Dan Bashara (lecturer, DePaul University) considers the early work of animation studio, United Productions of America; placing their abstract drawing style in the broader context of modernism, suburbanisation and the visual illusion of spaciousness.
The Rise and Demise of Dublin’s Suburban Cinemas
Donal Fallon (historian) documents the early origins of cinema architecture in Dublin and its subsequent mid-20th century heyday, when many new, purpose-built screens were constructed in the city's expanding suburbs.
Space, Satisfaction, and the Screen
Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (Assistant Professor, UW-M) discusses the contemporary trend for cinema-restaurants in the USA, and places recent developments within a much longer history of consumption, sensory indulgence and movie-going.