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Florida on Film The Essential Guide to Sunshine State Cinema and Locations by Susan Doll, David Morrow

Florida on Film The Essential Guide to Sunshine State Cinema and Locations



Florida on Film The Essential Guide to Sunshine State Cinema and Locations by Susan Doll, David Morrow

From the camp horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon to Scarface , many films have indelible connections to Florida. This guide to Florida cinema and locations reveals that the Sunshine State has been an integral part not only of America's film history but also of its cultural history. Doll and Morrow group more than 80 films shot in Florida by theme, covering each movie with a plot synopsis, cast and credits list, and a discussion of the film's importance. They feature behind-the-scenes views of the making of each film, analyze each film's connection with its Florida locale, and offer an abundance of details and revelations about the filmmakers and stars. Each chapter concludes with a Movie Tourist's Guide to sites connected to the films that can be visited by the public. Cinema scholars will appreciate the authors' attention to forgotten films and little-known pioneers from the silent era. Movie tourists will want to venture to famous locations, such as those in South Beach, where scenes from Scarface and The Birdcage were filmed. And Florida natives will enjoy the book's references to the state's history and unique attractions, including Weeki Wachee Springs, Cypress Gardens, and Ross Allen's Reptile Institute. Florida on Film is the essential guide for anyone interested in the history of film-making in the Sunshine State.


The ultimate Florida film travel guide, from detailing locations of well-known films to heralding Florida's unsung film heroes like Ricou Browning. It's a great read for Florida film buffs and an essential guide for any Florida film exhibitor. - Daniel Wester, President, Tallahassee Film Society A unique compendium of Florida filmmaking that extends beyond celluloid... a real-life 'movie tourist's guide'. - Denise K. Cummings, Rollins College

About the Author

Susan Doll teaches film at Oakton Community College and is the author of Marilyn: Her Life and Legend and The Films of Elvis Presley. David Morrow has edited reference works for the New York Times and written articles for Insider film magazine and Encyclopedia Britannica online.

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Publication date

15th May 2007


Susan Doll, David Morrow

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University Press of Florida


384 pages


Film theory & criticism
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