Police captain Moretti's map / La carte du Commissaire Moretti

Non ho sonno / Le sang des innocents / Sleepless – Argento

Non ho sonno (Sleepless) is  a 2001 Italian  giallo film directed by Dario Argento. Seventeen years ago, in Turin, Italia, Giacomo’s mother  was murdered. The alleged murderer was found dead and  the investigation was closed. Unfortunately, a serial killer sows again terror in a same way, leaving small paper animal figurine by the side of bodies.…

Major Manchek's map / La carte du Major Manchek

Le premier SIG du cinéma ? Le Mystère Andromède / First GIS in Cinema ? The Andromeda Strain

 The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the novel The Andromeda Strain published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. It tells the story of a four-day major American scientific crisis, in a very structured way. Many and various spatial machineries support the narration :  split screen, text…

La géographie dans « La Recherche » de Marcel Proust / Geography in Proust’s « In Search of Lost Time »

In the main work of Marcel Proust « In Search of Lost Time« , geography holds a prime position. It is not a descriptive geography, neither a geography with a scientific purpose nor exactly anchored on the reality, but a geography born from the imagination of the author where reality is closely intertwined with his imagination. According to…

Exposition « Pasolini Roma » à la Cinémathèque française /Exhibition « Pasolini Roma » at the Cinémathèque française

From 16 October 2013 to 26 January 2014,  the exhibition « Pasolini Roma » holds at the Cinémathèque française  in Paris. This exhibition proposes six sections  corresponding to different periods of Pasolini’s life, especially in Roma, which was both the place where he lived from 1950 to his death in 1975, and the place where he made…

Playtime de Tati. La rationalisation des espaces modernes/Playtime by Tati. The rationalisation of modern spaces

Jacques Tati directed Playtime in 1967. It his one of the 6 full-length movies of  Tati that are briefly presented on this site. Modern space has always been a question of Tati’s cinema. Playtime is one of his movie where he develops an actual spatial thought. Playtime est un film réalisé par Jacques Tati en…

The Monster Club / Le Club des monstres – Ward Baker

The Monster club is a 1980 horror movie directed by Roy Ward Baker. Eramus (Vincent Price) is a vampire. He approaches  Ronald Chetwyn-Hayes (a real horror writer) who let him drink a little of his blood. In gratitude, the vampire invites his victim to the Monster club where he tells him 3 stories. A spatial…