An online journal of film and television studies: ISSN 1465-9166
University of Nottingham

August 2003 

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Book Reviews

Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema edited by Ziauddin Sardar & Sean Cubitt

A review by Lincoln Geraghty

The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway by Slavoj Zizek

A review by Suh-Young Catherine Kim

Bertrand Blier by Sue Harris

A review by Will Higbee

Canadian National Cinema: Ideology, Difference, and Representation by Christopher E. Gittings

Quebec National Cinema by Bill Marshall

A review by Catherine M. Munroe

Comedy Is A Man in Trouble: Slapstick in American Movies by Alan Dale

A review by Hsiao-Pin Chang

Conversations With Wilder by Cameron Crowe

A review by Richard Armstrong

Culture: Reinventing the Social Sciences by Mark J Smith

Studying Culture: A Practical Introduction by Judy Giles & Tim Middleton.

Subject, Society and Culture by Roy Boyne

A review by Nick Couldry

The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema by Mette Hjort and Ib Bondebjerg, Trans. Mette Hjort

A review by Andrew Nestingen

Death's Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy by Ariella Azoulay, Trans. Ruvik Danieli

A review by Anita Biressi

Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema by Murray Smith

Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine by Ed S. Tan

Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition by Torben Grodal

A review by Tico Romao

Film Editing: History, Theory and Practice by Don Fairservice

Film Production Theory by Jean-Pierre Geuens

A review by Mike Wayne

Gender, Politics and Communication edited by Annabelle Sreberny & Liesbet Van Zoonen 

A review by Mike Chopra-Gant

Global Hollywood by Toby Miller, Nitin Govil, John McMurria & Richard Maxwell

At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World edited by Esther C. M. Yau

Sanshô Dayû by Dudley Andrew & Carole Cavanaugh

A review by Rayna Denison

Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail by Peter Stanfield

A review by Ron Wilson

The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich

Visual Digital Culture: Surface Play and Spectacle in New Media Genres by Andrew Darley

A review by Bob Rehak

Laughing Out Loud: Writing the Comedy-Centered Screenplay by Andrew Horton

A review by Hsiao-Pin Chang

Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism by Sam Rohdie

A review by Josh Stenger

Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies edited by Martha McCaughey & Neal King 

A review by Rebecca D. Feasey

Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s by James Chapman

A review by Lincoln Geraghty

Savage Theory: Cinema as Modern Magic by Rachel O. Moore

A review by Jeff Power

Science Fiction Film by J. P. Telotte

A review by Lincoln Geraghty

The Seeing Century: Film, Vision, and Identity edited by Wendy Everett 

A review by Rebecca Amato

Thelma & Louise by Marita Sturken

The New Avengers: Feminism, Femininity, and the Rape-Revenge Cycle by Jacinda Read

A review by Claire Sisco King

Theories of the New Media: A Historical Perspective edited by John Thornton Caldwell 

A review by Herman Wasserman

Violence and American Cinema edited by J. David Slocum 

The Tarantinian Ethics by Fred Bottling and Scott Wilson

A review by Todd Onderdonk

The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey by John Saunders

A review by Ron Wilson

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Film Reviews

 All film reviews

28 Days Later (dir. Danny Boyle, 2002)

A review by Elizabeth Rosen

Australian Science Fiction Film Festival 

A review by Polona Petek

Bloody Sunday (dir. Paul Greengrass, 2002) 

review by Michael Keating

The Bourne Identity (dir. Doug Liman, 2002) 

A review by Ross Thompson

Cinema du Reel: The 24th International Festival of Ethnographic and Sociologic Films 

A review by Ruth Perlmutter and Archie Perlmutter

Eight Legged Freaks (dir. by Ellory Elkayem, 2002) 

A review by Fergus Cooper

Insomnia (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2002) 

review by Jerome De Groot

Minority Report (dir. by Stephen Spielberg, 2002) 

A review by Keith McDonald

My Voyage in Italy (Il mio viaggio in Italia) (dir. Martin Scorsese, 2001) 

A review by David Martin-Jones

The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (dir. Michael Haneke, 2001) 

A review by Christopher R. Trogan

Red Dragon (dir. Brett Ratner, 2002) 

A review by Kendall Phillips

The Road to Perdition (dir. Sam Mendes, 2002) 

A review by Pamela Ezell

Secret Ballot (Raye Makhfi) (dir. Babak Payami, 2001) 

A review by Lina Khatib

Signs (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, 2002) 

A review by Jonathan Cullum

The Wedding Planner (dir. Adam Shankman, 2001) 

A review by Elizabeth Hale


Conference Reports

All conference reports

Siegfried Kracauer — A report by Janet Harbord

The Importance of Being Arthur: Representations of Men and Masculinity — A report by John Young

After September 11: TV News and Transnational Audiences, An International Symposium — A report by Matthew Adams

Trading Culture: A Conference Exploring the "Indigenous" and the "Exportable" in Film and Television Culture — A report by Sarah Perks

World Cinemas: Identity, Culture, Politics — A report by Rob Rix



Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham