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An online journal of film and television studies: ISSN 1465-9166
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Issue 14 — June 2009

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive by Lee Edelman

A review by Angelo Restivo

 

Queer Screen: A Screen Reader by Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street

A review by E. Corzo-Duchardt

 

Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film edited by Bernie Cook

A review by Betty Jay

 

Film, Drama and the Break-Up of Britain by Steve Blandford 

The Age of Television: Experiences and Theories by Milly Buonanno

A review by Brett Mills

 

Film Hieroglyphs: Ruptures in Classical Cinema by Tom Conley

A review by Brian Faucette

 

The Decline of Sentiment: American Film in the 1920s by Lea Jacobs

A review by Daniel Bashara

 

Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema by Jay McRoy

A review by Daniel Martin

 

Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics edited by Jeffrey Sconce

A review by David Simmons

 

From Silent Screen to Multi-Screen: A History of Cinema Exhibition in Britain Since 1896 by Stuart Hanson

A review by Deborah Allison

 

Directors Close (2nd Edition): Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America by Jeremy Kagan

A review by Elaine Lennon

 

Violent Affect: Literature, Cinema, and Critique After Representation by Marco Abel 

Movies and the Modern Psyche by Sharon Packer

A review by Emma Radley

 

Brand Hollywood: Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age by Paul Grainge 

The Television Will Be Revolutionized by Amanda D. Lotz

A review by Gareth James

 

The Cinema of Todd Haynes: All That Heaven Allows edited by James Morrison

A review by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

 

Dietrich Icon edited by Gerd Gemünden and Mary R. Desjardins

David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? by Mark Browning

A review by Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

 

The Films of Luc Besson: Master of Spectacle edited by Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie

A review by John Berra

 

Films of Fact: A History of Science in Documentary Films and Television by Timothy Boon

A review by Katherine Newbold

 

Film Musings: A Selected Anthology from Fanfare Magazine by Royal S. Brown

A review by Kendra Preston Leonard

 

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema by Lisa Odham Stokes 

From Underground to Independent: Alternative Film Culture in Contemporary China edited by Paul G. Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang

A review by Konrad Ng

 

Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium by Kirsten Moana Thompson

A review by Mark Bernard

 

British Queer Cinema edited by Robin Griffiths

A review by Max Fincher

 

Donnie Darko by Geoff King

A review by Nan McVittie

 

Adaptation and its Discontents by Thomas Leitch

A review by Sarah Artt

 

Youth Culture in Global Cinema edited by Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel

A review by Rosalind Sibielski

 

Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966 by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

A review by Sarah Boslaugh

 

What Have They Built You to Do: The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America by Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar González

A review by Shannon Granville

 

Alfred Hitchcock by Nicholas Haeffner

A review by Thorsten Carstensen

 

From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture by Myra Mendible

A review by Hannah Durkin


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Film Reviews

All film reviews

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (dir. Andrew Adamson, 2008)

A review by Alice Mills

 

Belonging (BBC Wales, 2000-2009)

A review by Elizabeth Jane Evans

 

Vicky Christina Barcelona (dir. Woody Allen, 2008)

A review by Larry Taylor

 

Pride and Glory (dir. Gavin O’Connor, 2008)

A review by Nazmi Al-Shalabi

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (dir. David Fincher, 2008)

A review by Elizabeth Rosen



 

Conference Reports

All conference reports

Beginnings and Endings in Films, Film and Film Studies — a report by Martin Zeller

 

Music and the Melodramatic Aesthetic — a report by Serena Formica

 

Making Television for Young Children: Future Prospects and Issues — a report by Alexandra Cochrane

 

Emergent Encounters in Film Theory: Intersections between Psychoanalysis and Philosophy — a report by Davide Caputo

 

The Wild Eye Symposium of Experimental Film Studies — a report by Phil Smith

 

Making and Remaking Television Classics: A One-Day Symposium — a report by Matt Crowder

 

International Film Festivals Workshop  a report by Yun-hua Chen


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Scope

Department of Culture Film and Media
University of Nottingham
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Email: scope@nottingham.ac.uk