(A quintessential view for any Shanghai-related movie.)
Shanghai has been everything to a world of directors, from muse to milieu. It’s not surprising that the city’s dramatic alleyways, tree-lined avenues, iconic skyline and grand architecture are fodder for directors and cinephiles alike. (CNNGo)
In the book Shanghai Transforming, Jonathan Miller, professor of film studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a film critic for WBEZ, wrote a fantastic essay on the presence of Shanghai in movies. So check it out if you can!