This interactive map is the result of the research carried out for the article The Image of Madrid in Non-Spanish Speaking Cinema (1955-2020): A Spatial Analysis, sent to Journal of Urban Cultural Studies.
The map shows the outdoor locations, transport infrastructures and open facilities (bullring, soccer field, etc.) of 40 non-Spanish-language films shot in Madrid and whose stories take place in the city. Therefore, cases of substitute locations are excluded, that is, those in which Madrid’s locations have been used to represent scenes that narratively take place in other cities of the world.
Each film has been minuted and divided into clips (narrative units less than or equal to a scene that take place in the same diegetic and pro-filmic space), locating as far as possible those filmed in the city of Madrid. Each clip whose location has been identified has been assigned (1) coordinates, (2) the district and (3) the neighborhood of the location. Where applicable, (4) the road or street of the location has also been entered, as well as (5) the name of the square / section / endowment to which it corresponds and, in some cases, (6) the set of streets in which it is located, considering as an urban set those areas of little extension and a large concentration of clips that combine several small, adjoining streets, of scenic unity and that, therefore, can be assumed as unified locations.
In addition, each clip has been categorized according to a series of descriptors of interest for subsequent analysis: (7) type of urban morphology to which the location corresponds; (6) type of shot -aereal, panoramic, grounded or elevated-; (8) narrative use of the profilic space in the scene -situation shot, setting of a scene, part of a route, part of a montage sequence, background visible from a building or vehicle-; and (9) day or night clip.
The interactive map presents all the identified clips, allowing the user to:
1) Filter: The left panel allows to filter the clips represented on the map according to different categories related to the films' details (title, director, year), the characteristics of the shot (type of shot, narrative use of the shot, day / night) and the geographic parameters assigned to the clip (urban morphology, district, neighborhood, road, square / section / endowment, sets of streets).
2) Get more information of the clip: By clicking on any marker on the map, the exact location it refers to and the movie in which the space has been used as location is detailed in the left panel.3) View routes : The map allows to view the connections between the different markers that are part of a route. To activate this option, it is necessary to have the "Route" option selected in the filter "Uses" and the specific title of a movie in the filter "Title". Once this combination of filters has been established, when you click on any of the markers represented, the map will show only the points that are part of the route to which the marker belongs, it will number them in order of appearance in the narration and connect them with a line red. In those cases where there are clips within the route that have not been located, the line will be dashed.