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dc.contributor.authorHao, Xiaofei
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T03:55:25Z
dc.date.available2013-05-15T03:55:25Z
dc.date.copyright2013-07
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHao, X. & Ryan, C. (2013). Interpretation, film language and tourist destinations: a case study of hibiscus town, China. Annals of Tourism Research, 42, 334-358.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7612
dc.description.abstractThe link between films and destination promotion has been well established. Less well examined is the role of ‘film language’ in the subsequent reconstruction of tourist destinations. This paper suggests that the way a film ‘speaks’ to its audience helps both shape tourists’ imaginaries of place, and the ways a place is reconstructed to meet tourist perceptions. For film tourism, ‘film language’ acts as a guidebook describing first the spaces where the film plots happened, second, shaping images of the places in an audience’s mind, and third, serving as a blueprint for the physical reconstruction of spaces to replicate the place representation shown in the film. This both meets and reinforces the perceptions held by audiences. Therefore, this paper suggests interpretation of ‘film language’ is a key to the promotion of destination image and transformation of a place. Based on the case study of the Chinese film Hibiscus Town (Xie Jin, 1986), some key parts of its ‘film language’ are interpreted with reference to the visual, and a relationship between film language and place reconstruction is discussed.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Tourism Research
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160738313000388en_NZ
dc.subjectfilm tourismen_NZ
dc.subjectinterpretation of film languageen_NZ
dc.subjectHibiscus Townen_NZ
dc.subjectChinaen_NZ
dc.titleInterpretation, film language and tourist destinations: a case study of hibiscus town, Chinaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.annals.2013.02.016en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfAnnals of Tourism Researchen_NZ
pubs.begin-page334en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38552
pubs.end-page358en_NZ
pubs.volume42en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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