This review was written by: Jennifer Lafferty
About the Book
Cinematic Places showcases the global, and often unforgettable, backdrop of 25 very memorable films. Through pictures and text, the book provides a closer look at these visually compelling hotspots—places like Sweden, India, and Peru—and explains how they (and their culture) inspired filmmakers.
I really like the way the author discusses the significance of the locations to the events of the film itself. She artistically weaves together storylines or action scenes in the movie with vivid descriptions of the real-life settings.
This book prompts young readers to think more deeply about places that play such a critical role in these iconic films. It draws attention to many visual details that a viewer might not otherwise consider, to better understand how the setting contributes to the overall magic of a motion picture.
Many exotic, unique or historically relevant places are featured in this book. Seeing pictures of these sites and learning more about them may just give your kids the push they need to begin asking questions about the world around them.
About the Author
Sarah Baxter grew up in Norfolk, England and now lives in Bath. Her passion for travel and the great outdoors saw her traverse Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States before settling into a writing career. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has also written extensively on travel for a diverse range of other publications, including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent newspapers. Sarah has also contributed to more than a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks.
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