World film locations, Malta


    • Borgis, Jean-Pierre
    • Cauchi, Charlie

Bibliographic Information

World film locations, Malta

edited by Jean Pierre Borg and Charlie Cauchi

(World film locations series)

Intellect Books, 2015

  • : pbk

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Bibliography: p. 126

Filmography: p. 128

Description and Table of Contents


Malta has served as a beautiful backdrop for films for nearly as long as there has been a film industry. This entry in the World Film Locations series traces the history of Malta on screen, from bigbudget blockbusters to modest indie pictures. The locations Malta offers range widely, from grand fortified harbours and stunning cliffs to quaint villages and Baroque palaces. That diversity has enabled the island to double for countless locations, including ancient Troy and Alexandria, as well as Greece, Israel, and other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, while its well-known water tanks have proved to be perfect for shooting ocean scenes. Packed with illustrations, World Film Locations: Malta examines a number of films made in Malta, and will be a must-read for tourists, film buffs and scholars alike.

Table of Contents

Essays: Malta: Island of the Imagination, Charlie Cauchi Textured Spaces in The Maltese Fighter, Monika Maslowska From V. to World War Z: The Inhabited Plain, Guillaume Dreyfuss Early Visions: The Presence of Film-Makers in Early 20th Century Malta, Giovanni Bonello Cinemas in the Social Urban Landscape, Marc Zimmermann The Lazarus Harbour, Kenneth Scicluna The Dawn of the Mediterranean's Mini Hollywood, Jean Pierre Borg

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