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Media Screen Roundup – February 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.

This month’s Roundup opens with 100 years of the fashion film by Marketa Uhlirova.  A theme continued with other fashion and clothing articles including, Ellen Scott’s, More than a “Passing” Sophistication: Dress, Film Regulation, and the Color Line in 1930s American Films and Pamela Flores’ discussion of Coppola’s Maria Antoinette.

In the month that 300: Rise of an Empire is released, its prequel and other Hollywood action films are surveyed in Josep Arrmengol’s Embodying Masculinities: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature. Other articles which survey Hollywood action films include The Dark Knight by Nicholas Bott and James Cameron’s Avatar by Dominic Alessio and Kirsten Meredith which appears in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.

Other highlights include Hitchcock’s Rope and Strangers on a Train discussed in an article by David Humbert, and The Lodger is analysed by Sanford Schwartz.  There is also a short biography of British film producer George Samuelson by Gabriel Sivan in Jewish Historical Studies.

Media Screen Roundup (Feb 2014) IHR-BUFVC (PDF, 213KB)

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