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#07 Suburbia + Cinema

Issue 07 considers the impact of cinema - as both medium and architecture - on shaping the suburban condition. Three essays respond to the temporal and physical spaces afforded by the motion picture. Guest Editors: SET Collective

Essay 01
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.

Essay 02
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.

Essay 03
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.

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