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Mobility has lengthy been a defining function of contemporary societies, but remarkably little cognizance has been paid to many of the 'stopping places'_hotels, inns, and the like_that this mobility presupposes. If the paradoxical characteristics of mounted locations devoted to facilitating circulate were missed via various commentators, film-makers have proven awesome prescience and consistency in enticing with those 'still issues' round which the area is made to show. inns and hotels play a critical position in a mess of flicks, ranging throughout an immensely good selection of genres, eras, and nationwide cinemas. while prior movie theorists have fascinated by the flow implied via street video clips and related genres, the exceptional contributions to this quantity expand the new engagement with house and position in movie reviews, offering a chain of attention-grabbing explorations of the cultural value of forestalling areas, either on monitor and rancid. starting from the legendary attractiveness of the Grand inn, in the course of the uncanny areas of the Bates hotel, to Korean 'love motels,' the wealth of insights, from various theoretical views, that this quantity can provide is decided to alter our realizing of the position performed by means of preventing locations in an more and more fluid international.

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