British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 101

VF_101-cover-web-mediumViewfinder 101 was published in November 2015.

Contents of this issue:

BRITISH HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB
In the UK there has been a major resurgence in the production of horror movies in the last few years. Jonathan Rigby chronicles the recent developments of an undying genre.

SIXTIES CINEMA IN BRITAIN
The 1960s in Britain is remembered as a time of great change, not least at the movies. But how did this all come about? Laura Mayne raises the curtain on the Transformation and Tradition in Sixties British Cinema project.

THE PRISONS MEMORY ARCHIVE
Dr Lorraine Dennis outlines her work as Project Manager of the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive, preservation, access and engagement project at Queens University Belfast.

CINEMA AUDIENCES IN ITALY 1945–60
An AHRC-funded project is currently exploring memories of cinema audiences in Italy. Dr Catherine O’Rawe provides an overview of the project so far.

FILM STUDIES FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
Hugh Robinson, Curriculum Quality Leader at Henley College Coventry, reflects on his experience of getting young students to engage critically with film history.

TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY REVISITED
The ADAPT project aims to search and document the history of British broadcast television technology between 1960 and the near-present. John Ellis provides an overview.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Sheldon Hall: Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain by Mark Glancy
  • Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones: INTOLERANCE (DVD)
  • Dr Sabrina Qiong Yu: SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (DVD)
  • Dr Emma Austin: Zombies: A Cultural History by Roger Luckhurst
  • Dr Karen McNally: ’It’s the Pictures that Got Small’ edited by Anthony Slide
  • Dr Ashley D. Polasek: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’S SHERLOCK HOLMES (DVD)