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Media Screen Round-up May 2017

The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Andrew Ormsby.

The latest issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies explores the theme of Memory, Post-socialism and the Media , with essays on nostalgia (for the Cold War era), transnational television history, Finnish historical drama, Russian television documentaries and an examination of the meaning of perestroika via the prism of TV psychic Anatoly Kashpirovsky.

An article by Siobhan Lyons in Open Library of Humanities examines the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, with particular reference to its negative reception at the time of its release and its improving reputation in more recent years. Between Two Worlds: Twin Peaks and the Film/Television Divide looks at the film in the light of the 2017 Twin Peaks series and considers how the cinematic version – with its thematic inconsistencies and deviations from the aesthetics of the original TV series – has helped to shape the overall narrative of the cult show.

Media Screen Roundup May 2017

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