British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 94

VF94-cover-mediumViewfinder 94 was published in March 2014.

Contents of this issue:

SCREENING EUROPE
This AHRC project has been set up to explore the ways in which heritage films across Europe choose to present the continent’s history. Axel Bangert, Paul Cooke and Rob Stone explain.

MOVIE GODS AND IDOLS
Why are movie stars often called ‘gods’ or ‘goddesses’? What does this historical association tell us about cinema’s representation of the past? Dr Michael Williams sheds some light on the matter.

UPITN – SEPTEMBER 1973
A new digital resource from BUFVC examines the entire output of the global television news agency UPITN for one month. Linda Kaye, BUFVC Research Executive, explores the significance of the agency in our understanding of television news and the value of its content.

BUILDING YOUR STEM eLIBRARY
Government has long identified Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education as a major priority, built on strong subject teaching. Alice Coates, National STEM Centre Project Officer, provides an introduction to their resources.

RETURN OF THE KINGS
In 1960 the BBC broadcast An Age of Kings, a fifteen-part adaptation of all eight of the Shakespeare English History plays. John Wyver looks at the production and its recent debut release on DVD.

REVIEWS

  • Asst. Prof. Oliver Gaycken: Charles Urban by Luke McKernan
  • Dr James McGrath: SIX CENTURIES OF VERSE (DVD)
  • Dr Sheldon Hall: Movie Roadshows by Kim R. Holston
  • Professor Jo Fox: Hollywood and Hitler by Thomas Doherty
  • Dr Lorna Jewett: New Dimensions of Doctor Who edited by Matt Hills
  • Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes: RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX (DVD)

Front Cover: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education – see article on page 14. (Image © National STEM Centre)