British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 81

Viewfinder 81 was published in December 2010. Subject Index Master

Contents of this issue:

LISTENING TO BRITAIN
With the British Library’s new audio project, the UK SoundMap, curation meets crowd-sourcing. Chris Clark, the project manager, discusses the challenges.

STAGE ON SCREEN
For decades classic stage dramas like The Duchess of Malfi, despite being a staple for UK exam boards, have been unavailable for access on home video. Stage on Screen is a new company dedicated to changing that. Phil Reese presents their work so far and Dr Pascale Aebischer reviews one of their latest productions.

SCIENCE ENLIGHTENING
The Enlightening Science Project was established to create an educational resource to inform and engage users on the core concepts behind Isaac Newton’s scientific achievement. Professor Rob Iliffe provides an overview

FAN WORSHIP: WITHNAIL & US
How do film cults arise and what are the characteristics of their members? Paul Booth, Manchester Metropolitan University, digs deep for some answers in the light of Justin Smith’s new book, Withnail and Us.

DREAMING SPIRES GET WIRED
Oxford University’s iTunesU podcasting website is now two years old. Peter Robinson looks at its development in the light of its continuing expansion in the field.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Pascale Aebischer: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (DVD)
  • Dr Andrew Bartlett: The Genome Incorporated by Kate O’Riordan
  • Dr Alistair Davies: ALDOUS HUXLEY (CD)
  • Dr Sheldon Hall: Don’t Look Now: British Cinema in the 1970s edited by Paul Newland
  • Dr Brian Hoyle: A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS (Blu-ray)
  • James Piers Taylor: PARIS 1919 (DVD)
  • Dr Libby Worth: COLLABORATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY (DVD)

Front Cover: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI: Tim Stead as Ferdinand and Aislin McGuckin as the Duchess in the production by Stage on Screen