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

February 2004

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

A History of the French New Wave Cinema by Richard Neupert

A review by Raymond J. Haberski, Jr.


Aftershocks: The End of Style Culture by Steve Beard

A review by Neil Schiller


Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space by Anna McCarthy

A review by Daniel Chamberlain


Career Movies: American Business and the Success Mystique by Jack Boozer

A review by Erica Arthur


Class Struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, and Trade Unionists by Gerald Horne

A review by George Lewis


Colonial Cinema and Imperial France, 1919-1939: White Blind Spots, Male Fantasies, Settler Myths by David Henry Slavin

A review by Sarah Leahy


Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader edited by Justin Lewis and Toby Miller

A review by Jennifer Holt


The Cultural Industries by David Hesmondhalgh

A review by Eithne Quinn


Dracula by Peter Hutchings

A review by Rebecca Janicker


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

A review by David Mayer


Exhibition: The Film Reader edited by Ina Rae Hark

American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing by Tom Stempel

An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory by Annette Kuhn

A review by Martin Barker


Film Comedy by Geoff King

A review by Hsiao-Pin Chang


Film Music: Critical Approaches edited by K. J. Donnelly

Music and Cinema edited by James Buhler, Caryl Flynn and David Neumeyer

A review by Ian Brookes


Heartbreak and Vine: The Fate of Hardboiled Writers in Hollywood by Woody Haut

The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film edited by Stacy Gillis and Philippa Gates

A review by Andrew Pepper


Horror: The Film Reader edited by Mark Jancovich

A review by Patricia M. Allmer


Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture edited by Sandra R. Joshel, Margaret Malamud, and Donald T. McGuire, Jr.

The Ancient World in the Cinema (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Jon Solomon

A review by Karen Fang


Key Film Texts by Graham Roberts and Heather Wallis

A review by Brian Caldwell


Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, Culture edited by Peter Lehman

A review by Kirsty Fairclough


Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American Science Fiction and the Roots of Postmodernism, 1946-1964 by M. Keith Booker

Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film by Jerome F. Shapiro

A review by Elizabeth Rosen


New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations by Sheila Corneilius with Ian Hayden Smith

Seven Samurai by Joan Mellen

A review by Rayna Denison


The New Media Book edited by Dan Harries

A review by Karen Orr Vered


Reading Between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who by Piers D. Britton and Simon J. Barker

A review by Lincoln Geraghty


ScreenPlay: Cinema/Videogames/Interfaces edited by Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska

A review by Lorna Jowett


Spanish National Cinema by Núria Triana-Toribio

A review by Camila Loew


Terrestrial TV News in Britain: The Culture of Production by Jackie Harrison

A review by Graham Barnfield


Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen by Alison Butler

Cinema and the Second Sex: Women's Filmmaking in France in the 1980s and 1990s by Carrie Tarr with Brigitte Rollet

Stars and Stardom in French Cinema by Ginette Vincendeau

A review by Rebecca D. Feasey

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

8 Mile (dir. Curtis Hanson, 2002)

A review by Charlene Keeler


Adaptation (dir. Spike Jonze, 2002)

A review by Charles Tryon


Far From Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, 2002)

A review by June Scudeler


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (dir. Chris Columbus, 2002)

A review by Alice Mills


The Hours (dir. Stephen Daldry, 2002)

A review by Natalie Wilson Clift


Jeanne et le Garçon Formidable (dir. Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, 1998)

A review by Florian Grandena


Neil Jordan Retrospective: Irish Film Theatre

A review by Jerome de Groot


O (dir. Tim Blake Nelson, 2001)

A review by Haley Fishburn


The Salton Sea (dir. D. J. Caruso, 2002)

A review by Winter Elliott


Der Siebente Kontinent (The Seventh Continent) (dir. Michael Haneke, 1989)

A review by Eva Kuttenberg


La stanza del figlio (The Son's Room) (dir. Nanni Moretti, 2001)

A review by Jason Cisarano


Sweet Home Alabama (dir. Andy Tennant, 2002)

A review by Ross Thompson


Veronica Guerin (dir. Joel Schumacher, 2003)

A review by Karen McNally



Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham