Tales of Two Places

Tales of Two Places

West Side Story  taking us to the wrong side of the tracks in 1961.

West Side Story taking us to the wrong side of the tracks in 1961.

This is the final episode in our series, Spatial Topics In Film, and we're discussing Tales of Two Places - movies that depict two geographic settings as a major part of the story. Films we look at include 80s "wrong side of the track" gems, city vs. suburb "urban fantasia" films, and movies that contrast two cities.

Films Featured In This Episode

West Side Story

The Outsiders

Pretty In Pink

Desperately Seeking Susan

Good Bye, Lenin!  Photo by Conny Klein - © 2003 Sony Pictures Classics. All rights reserved.

Good Bye, Lenin!
Photo by Conny Klein - © 2003 Sony Pictures Classics. All rights reserved.

Vacant Lots

Vacant Lots

Simulacra - Spatial Topics In Film

Simulacra - Spatial Topics In Film