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

Issue 8 — June 2007

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film by James Chapman

A review by Jack Newsinger


Convergence Culture: When Old and New Media Collide by Henry Jenkins

Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins

A review by Jonathan Gray


Babes in Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930-1960 by Nicholas Sammond

A review by Janice Kelly

Book Review


Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City by Mark Bould

Dames in the Driver's Seat: Rereading Film Noir by Jans B. Wager

A review by Alison Peirse


Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moore

A review by Pramod K. Nayar


The French New Wave: An Artistic School by Michel Marie (translated by Richard Neupert)

A review by Mark Bould


New Korean Cinema edited by Chi-Yun Shin and Julian Stringer

A review by Daniel Martin


Pop Fiction: The Song in Cinema edited by Steve Lannin and Mathew Caley

A review by Louise O'Riordan


Screening Québec: Québécois Moving Images, National Identity and the Public Sphere by Scott MacKenzie

A review by Josh Anchors


Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii by Brian Ruh

A New History of Japanese Cinema: A Century of Narrative Film by Isolde Standish

A review by Timothy Iles


The Politics of Contemporary European Cinema: Histories, Borders, Diasporas by Mike Wayne

Dickens and the Dream of Cinema by Grahame Smith

A review by Thorsten Carstensen


Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Rhonda Wilcox

Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan by Lorna Jowett

The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy by Milly Williamson

A review by Sarah Artt


Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen by Timothy Shary

Children, Cinema and Censorship: From Dracula to the Dead End Kids by Sarah J. Smith

A review by Richard Harrison


Documentary: The Margins of Reality by Paul Ward

A review by Dave Rolinson


Dogville vs. Hollywood by Jake Horsley

A review by Adam Atkinson


Selling Television: British Television in the Global Marketplace by Jeanette Steemers

A review by Sara Steinke


Les Diaboliques by Susan Hayward

A review by Alison Peirse


Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Words by Marsha McCreadie

A review by Daniel Gritten

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

Wolf Creek (dir. Greg McLean, 2005)

A review by James Rose


North County (dir. Niki Caro, 2005)

A review by Sabine Hikel


Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola, 2003)

A review by Dave Hastings


Flushed Away (dir. David Bowers and Sam Fell, 2006)

A review by Alice Mills


Alpha Dog (dir. Nick Cassavetes, 2006)

A review by Devorah Macdonald


Blood Diamond (dir. Edward Zwick, 2006)

A review by Rebecca Beirne


Conference Reports

All conference reports

Cinematicity 1895: Before and After — a report by Paul Elliott


Hollywood and the Culture Wars — a report by Alec Charles


Marketing the Movies: Promotion, Advertising and Film Studies — a report by Catherine Wheatley


MeCCSA with AMPE Joint Annual Conference (2007) — a report by Frances Eames

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Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
University of Nottingham