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

Issue 7 — February 2007

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

More Dirty Looks: Gender, Pornography and Power 2nd Edition edited by Pamela Church Gibson

New Punk Cinema edited by Nicholas Rombes

A review by Iain Robert Smith


Cinema and the Sandinistas: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua by Jonathon Buchsbaum

A review by Sarah Barrow


The Cinema of Gosho Heinosuke: Laughter through Tears by Arthur Nolletti, Jr.

A review by Brian Ruh


The Contemporary Television Series edited by Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon

Popular Television Drama: Critical Perspectives edited by Jonathan Bignell and Stephen Lacey

A review by Thorsten Carstensen


Media Reception Studies by Janet Staiger

A review by Mike Chopra-Gant


The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen by Jeremy Black

A review by James Chapman


Hollywood Divas, Indie Queens, & TV Heroines: Contemporary Screen Images of Women by Susanne Kord and Elisabeth Krimmer

A review by Hannah Hamad


Hitchcock's Cryptonymies: Volume I. Secret Agents by Tom Cohen

Hitchcock's Cryptonymies: Volume II. War Machines by Tom Cohen

A review by Mary Valentis


Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure by Louise Spence

A review by Janice Kelly


EcoMedia by Sean Cubitt

A review by Holly Rogers


Nikita Mikhalkov: Between Nostalgia and Nationalism by Birgit Beumers

Alexander Medvedkin by Emma Widdis 

Dmitri Shostakovich: A Life in Film by John Riley 

Kira Muratova by Jane A. Taubman

A review by Lars Kristensen


Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture by Jason Mittell

Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen by Glen Creeber

Alan Clarke: The Television Series by Dave Rollinson

A review by Sarah Godfrey


The Past Within Us: Media, Memory, History by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

A review by Amresh Sinha


Screening the Gothic by Lisa Hopkins

Icons of Grief: Val Lewton's Home Front Pictures by Alexander Nemerov

Horror Film & Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare edited by Steven Jay Schneider

A review by Martin Fradley


High Comedy and American Movies: Class and Humor from the 1920s to the Present by Steve Vineberg

A review by James Russell

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

American Beauty (dir. Sam Mendes, 1999)

A review by Peggy McCormack


Marie Antionette (dir. Sofia Coppola, 2006)

A review by Ian Scott Todd


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (dir. George Lucas, 2005)

A review by Ian London


Sympathy For The Devil (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1968)

A review by Stephen Glynn


The Wild Blue Yonder (dir. Werner Herzog, 2006)

A review by Shannon Foskett


Conference Reports

All conference reports

The Film Scene: Cinema, the Arts, and Social Change — a report by Jing Yang


Third Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference (2006) — a report by Bernhard Gross


Cultural Studies/Cultural Industries in East Asia — a report by SooJeong Ahn

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Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham