The current study focuses on the search of the relations that define the site of the city, the cityscape, and the site of the screen, the screenscape and it is based on the analysis of Woody Allen’s film “Manhattan”. It is about the viewer’s transition from the screenscape to the cityscape. The main questions that come up for discussion are targeting on how this transition is being made, as well as how the screenscape can codify and define the cityscape.
The means of the study will mainly focalize on the detailed presentation and analysis of the film “Manhattan”, 1979, which is directed by Woody Allen. More specifically, will focus on the analysis of the movie-shots and the movement of the characters in the internal and external sites of New York and the detection of the city’s role during the movie. The actual target of that analysis is the definition of the elements, which cohere the contexture of the film and how these elements interact, participate and define the cityscape.