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

November 2003 

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

Animation: Genre and Authorship by Paul Wells

A review by Esme Davidson

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization by Michael Tierno

A review by Christopher S. Morrissey

Billy Wilder: American Film Realist by Richard Armstrong

A review by Rory Drummond

Blacks in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television by Stephen Bourne

A review by Gerald R. Butters Jr.

Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire by Vijay Mishra

A review by Arnab Das and Subrata Sankar Bagchi

British Television Drama: Past, Present and Future edited by Jonathan Bignell, Stephen Lacey and Madeleine Macmurraugh-Kavanagh

Freakshow: First Person Media and Factual Television by Jon Dovey

A review by Norma Coates

Comic Politics: Gender in Hollywood Comedy after the New Right by Nicole Matthews

A review by Kathrina Glitre

Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film by Sarah Street

A review by Rebecca Janicker

"Dear BBC": Children, Television Storytelling and the Public Sphere by Máire Messenger Davies

A review by Lincoln Geraghty

Early American Cinema in Transition: Story, Style, and Filmmaking, 1907-1913 by Charlie Keil

A review by David Mayer

Encore Hollywood: Remaking French Cinema by Lucy Mazdon

European Cinema: An Introduction by Jill Forbes and Sarah Street

A review by Andrea Opitz

The End of Cinema As We Know It: American Film in the Nineties edited by Jon Lewis

A review by Brendan Riley

Essential Brakhage: Selected Writings on Filmmaking by Stan Brakhage

A review by Liza Palmer

Eyes Wide Shut by Michel Chion

A review by Paul N. Reinsch

German National Cinema by Sabine Hake

A review by James M. Skidmore

Hollywood, Hype and Audiences: Selling and Watching Popular Film in the 1990s by Thomas Austin

A review by Rayna Denison

Introduction to Documentary by Bill Nichols

The Autobiographical Documentary in America by Jim Lane

A review by Jamie Sexton

Law and Film edited by Stefan Machura and Peter Robson 

A review by Shulamit Almog

New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction by Geoff King

A review by Paul Grainge

Popular Cinema of the Third Reich by Sabine Hake

A review by Robert D. Levy

Psychoanalysis and Cinema: The Play of Shadows by Vicky Lebeau

A review by Arnab Das and Subrata Sankar Bagchi

Representing Black Britain: Black and Asian Images on Television by Sarita Malik

A review by Gerald R. Butters Jr.

Science Fiction Culture by Camille Bacon-Smith

A review by Lincoln Geraghty

Screening Science: Contexts, Texts, and Science in Fifties Science Fiction Film by Errol Vieth

A review by Mark Bould

The Second Century of Cinema: The Past and Future of the Moving Image by Wheeler Winston Dixon

A review by Richard L. Edwards

Shakespeare in Space: Recent Shakespeare Productions on Screen by Herbert R. Coursen

A review by Rebecca Janicker

The Sounds of Early Cinema edited by Richard Abel and Rick Altman

A review by Jeff Smith

Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture by Paul Nathanson and Katherine K. Young

A review by Erica Arthur

The Television Genre Book edited by Glen Creeber

Action TV: Tough Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks edited by Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough Gates

A review by James Lyons

The Usual Suspects by Ernest Larsen

A review by Scott Ruston

Vertigo by Charles Barr

A review by Jon Wisbey

Voices From The Set: The Film Heritage Interviews by Tony Macklin and Nick Pici

A review by Felicia Chan

The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy and Social Theory by Will Wright

A review by Stephen McVeigh

Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Sue Harper

A review by Deneka C. MacDonald

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

9'11"01 (September 11) (multiple directors, 2002) 

A review by Elizabeth Rosen

About Schmidt (dir. Alexander Payne, 2002) 

A review by Brian Gibson

Bob le Flambeur (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956) 

A review by Ronald W. Wilson

Donnie Darko (dir. Richard Kelly, 2001) 

A review by Ross Thompson

The Edgar G. Ulmer Collection Volume One: The Strange Woman; Moon Over Harlem & Volume Two: Bluebeard (dir Edgar G. Ulmer) 

A review by Dana Anderson

Gangs of New York (dir Martin Scorsese, 2002) 

A review by Leighton Grist

Gohatto (Taboo) (dir. Nagisa Oshima, 1999) 

A review by Kate Moran

K-PAX (dir. Iain Softley, 2001) 

A review by Diane R. Wiener

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (dir. Peter Jackson, 2002) 

A review by Alice Mills

Morvern Callar (dir. Lynne Ramsay, 2002) 

A review by Jerome de Groot

The Pianist (dir. Roman Polanski, 2002) 

A review by Michael Keating

Possession (dir. Neil LaBute, 2002) 

A review by David Greven

Singin' in the Rain (dir. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952) 

A review by Sunny Stalter

Star Trek Nemesis (dir. Stuart Baird, 2002) 

review by Lincoln Geraghty

Vanilla Sky (dir. Cameron Crowe, 2001)

A review by Kevin Hunt


Conference Reports

Blood, Text and Fears: Reading Around Buffy the Vampire Slayer — A report by Beverley Jansen

New Cities: New Media: An Interdisciplinary Conference and Media Exhibition — A report by Christina I. Wilson

Screen Studies Conference (2002) — A report by Alastair Phillips

The Fourth Annual Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Conference (2002) — A report by Kate Egan

Sporting Icons: Celebrity, Media and Popular Culture — A report by Tom Gibbons

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Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham