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Media Screen Roundup – April 2013

The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye.

For those readers who enjoy CSI (and all its many variations) Studies in History and Philosophy of Science ran a special issue on “Forensic Cultures” which included Forensic Fictions: Science, Television Production, and Modern Storytelling and the wonderfully entitled, Labs and Slabs: Television Crime Drama and the Quest for Forensic Realism.

Fittingly (for BUFVC) there is a newsreel article – The Forgotten Role of the Global Newsreel Industry in the Long Transition from Text to Television.

Other highlights include, Steven Peackock’s book on the adaption of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy; Reagin and Liedl’s Star Wars and History; and The Sounds of the Silents in Britain which has 15 articles covering the subject from the music played, lectures, to dance and singalong films.

There are also some “buried” book chapters on Anton Walbrook and the cameraman Wolf Suschitzky in Brinson and Dove’s German-speaking Exiles in the Performing Arts in Britain after 1933. A discussion about the politics of historical films in Weimar Germany by Simone Borgstede is contained in Horans’ English and German Nationalist and Anti-Semitic Discourse, 1871-1945. And a chapter by Olga Papash about the film Golod-33 is published in Noack’s Holodomor and Gorta Mór: Histories, Memories and Representations of Famine in Ukraine and Ireland.

Media Screen Roundup (Apr 2013) IHR-BUFVC (176kb PDF)


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