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October Viewfinder is out

Viewfinder 84 was published in September 2011.

Contents of this issue:

DIGITAL THEATRE PLUS
We speak with Fiona Lindsay, Creative Producer of Digital Theatre Plus, about their online delivery of filmed stage productions on-demand to the education sector.

FOCUS ON NORDIC CINEMA
Dr Edward Gallafent,
Reader in Film Studies at the University of Warwick, provides an overview of a new range of books that look in detail at key films from Scandinavia.

DO YOU ♥ COPYRIGHT?
Government has accepted the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property, but what are the potential benefits to education? Emily Goodhand looks forward to the future of Copyright.

FORGOTTEN FUTURES
A new study by Elizabeth Lebas, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture at Middlesex University, explores Britain’s rich but neglected history of municipal filmmaking.

THINKING ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’
The BUFVC has recently concluded a project in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London, to develop a new integrated search environment. This has now been launched online at http://bufvc.ac.uk/ and the underlying code has been released under an open source licence.

TELEVISING HISTORY 1995-2010
How embedded has the version of history as presented on television become in the public consciousness? Ann Gray and Erin Bell, University of Lincoln, explain how ‘we get the kind of television history we do’.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Stacey Abbott: Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman
  • Dr Debra Shaw: Architecture and Science-Fiction Film by David Fortin
  • Dr Ramona Fotiade: L’AGE D’OR (DVD)
  • Dr Nick Baron: BLOOD UPON THE SNOW (DVD)
  • Emanuele D’Onofrio: VINCERE (DVD)
  • Professor Mark Thornton Burnett: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (DVD)

Front Cover: David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker in the Howard Davies production of All My Sons – see ‘Digital Theatre Plus’

TAKING THE PLUNGE (1968) featured in 'Forgotten Futures' by Elizabeth Lebas

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