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Contemporary presentation

  1. 1. Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Leisure Management. Film Tourism By Ellie Black.
  2. 2.  Statement I am going to explore  Brief synopsis of The Beach  Theories I have applied  Case studies to support my argument  Questions my research has stimulated  Other areas for further research  Structure and approach for my essay  Questions from the floor Overview
  3. 3. “Discuss film tourism in relation to authenticity and Danny Boyle’s screen adaptation of The Beach.” Statement to Explore
  4. 4.  AIM – To explore if tourists were given an authentic representation of Phi Phi Leh, Thailand.  OBJECTIVES – i) Research appropriate theories surrounding film tourism and authenticity ii) Extract relevant data about filming of The Beach (2000) iii) Synthesise data from theories and and filming iv) Ascertain further research Aims and Objectives
  5. 5.  Beeton (2005) – Film Induced Tourism “ Through it’s image-creating potential, film can also provide strong motivation to actually visit places”  MacCannell (1999) – The Tourist i) Theory of Authenticity Ii) Front and back regions  Tzanelli (2006) – Reel Western Fantasies: Portrait of a Tourist Imagination in The Beach  Law, Bunnell and Ong (2007) – The Beach the gaze and film tourism  Macions (2011) – How can the film – induced tourism phenomenon be sustainably managed?  The Beach (2000) Research
  6. 6.  Phi Phi Leh natural environment manipulated to look more idyllic for viewers and future tourists.  Clever Camera angles and CGI were used to create the look of an inland lagoon and hide the inlet of the sea. Case Studies Still image taken from The Beach (2000)
  7. 7.  In reality this is what Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh looks like. Case Studies (, 2009)
  8. 8.  The main storyline through the film is for Richard to have an authentic travel experience away from the other tourists. Case studies
  9. 9.  Again the reality is somewhat different. Case Studies ( m, 2013)
  10. 10.  Was there a need to change the environment, the novel specifies an island in the South China Sea not the Andaman Sea where Phi Phi Leh is located (see map on handout).  Depiction of Thai people, is it a true representation?  Is Hollywood giving people an idealised or colonial representation of tropical islands? An unobtainable paradise?  Us vs. the savage other, Cannibal Tours (O’Rouke, 1988)  Highlights the debate of Tourist vs. Traveller  Costs and benefits of tourism to the area. Reflections
  11. 11. Tourism Statistics (, 2013)
  12. 12.  Urry and Larson (2011) – The Tourist Gaze 3.0  Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital Further Reading Above left an image taken from the film The Beach, 2000. Right and above right travellers recreating the scene. (freeandeasytraveller. com, 2013) (, 2013)
  13. 13. Manipulation and destruction of natural environment Depiction of Thai people, colonial representation. Us and the savage other Solitary gaze and collective gaze. Plogg’s tourist continuum Costs and benefits of filming The Beach Structure of Essay and Approach
  14. 14. Conclusion?????
  15. 15.  I invite you to ask any questions concerning the presentation and and to offer up and comments or improvements I could make to help me fulfill my aim. Thank you for listening. Questions
  16. 16.  079/Thailand-The-Beach-revisited.html, accessed 04.01.14  in/photostream/ accessed 04.01.14  accessed on 05.01.2014 References