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

Issue 18 — October 2010 

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Book Reviews

All book reviews

"May Contain Graphic Material": Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Film by M. Keith Booker 
A review by David Simmons

Investigating Firefly and Serenity edited by Rhonda Wilcox and Tanya Cochran  
Special Issue on Firefly and Serenity 
A review by Ronald Helfrich

Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film by Adilifu Nama  
Mixed Race Hollywood edited by Mary Beltrán and Camilla Fojas 
A review by Augusto Ciuffo de Oliveira

Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright by Lucas Hilderbrand  
From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video by Joshua Greenberg 
Video and DVD Industries by Paul MacDonald 
A review by Daniel Herbert

Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies by Lawrence F. Rhu 
A review by Áine Kelly

Scorsese by Roger Ebert 
A review by John Berra

Contemporary British Cinema: From Heritage to Horror by James Leggott  
Roman Polanski by James Morrison 
A review by Paul Newland

Cities In Transition: The Moving Image and the Modern Metropolis edited by Andrew Webber and Emma Wilson   
Cinematic Countrysides edited by Robert Fish 
Dance Hall and Picture Palace: Sydney's Romance with Modernity by Jill Julius Matthews 
A review by Peter C. Pugsley

Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World by S. Brent Plate  
Crowd Scenes: Movies and Mass Politics by Michael Tratner 
Male Jealousy: Literature and Film by Louis Lo 
A review by Douglas C. MacLeod, Jr.

Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City by Mark Shiel 
A review by Tom Whittaker

Independent Cinema by D.K. Holm  
Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production by John Berra
A review by Carl Wilson

Seventies British Cinema edited by Robert Shail
A review by Lawrence Webb

Photography and Cinema by David Campany  
Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography edited by Karen Beckenham and Jean Ma 
A review by Tom Slevin

Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood's Russians: Biography of an Image by Harlow Robinson  
How the Soviet Man Was Unmade: Cultural Fantasy and Male Subjectivity Under Stalin by Lilya Kaganovsky
Television, Power, and the Public in Russia by Ellen Mickiewicz 
A review by Brian Faucette

A Companion to Spanish Cinema by Bernard P.E. Bentley  
Gender and Spanish Cinema edited by Steven Marsh and Parvati Nair 
A review by Abigail Keating

The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II by David Welky  
The Hidden Art of Hollywood: In Defense of the Studio Era Film by John Fawell 
A review by Hannah Durkin

Neil Jordan by Maria Pramaggiore  
The Cinema of Neil Jordan: Dark Carnival by Carole Zucker 
A review by Steve Masters

Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory by Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi 
A review by Omar Kholeif

The Cinema of Jan Švankmajer: Dark Alchemy by Peter Hames  
Hungarian Cinema: From Coffee House to Multiplex by John Cunningham 
A review by Jonathan Owen

Movie Greats: A Critical Study of Classic Cinema by Philip Gillett  
Inventing Film Studies edited by Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson 
A review by Steven Rybin

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Film Reviews

All film reviews

Generation Kill (HBO, 2008)

A review by Sheamus Sweeney


Diary of the Dead (dir. George A. Romero, 2007)

A review by Sigmund Shen


Rich and Strange (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1931)

Stage Fright (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1950)

A review by Judy Beth Morris


Blood: The Last Vampire (dir. Chris Nahon, 2009)

A review by Kia-Choong Teo


Coraline (dir. Henry Selick, 2009)

A review by Alice Mills


Before and After (dir. Barbet Schroeder, 1996)

A review by Clodagh M. Weldon


Conference Reports

All conference reports

Bloodlines: British Horror Past and Present — A report by Michael Ahmed

IMAGEing Reality — A report by Stefano Odorico

The Moving Image: Reconfiguring Spaces of Loss and Mourning in the 21st Century — A report by Jenny Chamarette

Locating Media: European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2009) — A report by Andrea Virginás

New Waves: XII International Film and Media Conference — A report by Hajnal Kiraly

Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture — A report by Darren Elliott-Smith

Re-Living Disaster — A report by Ozlem Koksal

SCMS @ 50/LA: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2010) — A report by Jason Kelly Roberts

SCMS @ 50/LA: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2010) — A report by Martin L. Johnson

Straight Outta Uttoxeter: Studying Shane Meadows  A report by Emma Sutton

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University of Nottingham