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Media Screen Roundup – January 2014

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

It seems appropriate,  in the centenary year of the beginning of World War I, to highlight Michael Hammond’s, War Relic and Forgotten Man: Richard Barthelmess as Celluloid Veteran in Hollywood 1922-1933 which  explores the role of popular Hollywood film culture in the construction and commemoration of the World War I using the example of the films of Barthelmess.

There are two interesting articles on censorship; Jean Seaton’s article on the BBC Broadcasting ban of 1988, and Nichole Cloarec’s discussion of the two versions of Alan Clarke’s Scum (1977, 1979).

Cinema-going takes to the skies in Stephen Groeing’s Ariel Screens which looks at the history of inflight entertainment.

Finally German Studies Review has two forums on German cinema, one on the Drieleben Experiment and the other on the current state of German Film Studies.

Media Screen Roundup (Jan 2014) IHR-BUFVC (PDF)

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