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Viewfinder Reviews

  • La signora di tutti

    La signora di tutti [Everybody’s Lady] 2010. UK. DVD. 86 minutes. Eureka Entertainment.£19.99 About the reviewer: Danielle Hipkins is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Exeter. She has published on postwar Italian women’s writing, cinema and gender, and is currently working on Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Postwar Italian Cinema, 1942-1965 […]

  • The Lost World of Friese-Greene

    We look back at one of the pioneers of British cinema.

  • The Encyclopedia of British Film (1st edition)

    We look back at the first edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film edited by Brian McFarlane

  • The Lure of the Big Screen

    Dr Jonathan Rayner looks at a new book on rural cinemas in Australia and the UK.

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    Dr Simon Goodwin enthuses about this new 13-part series now available in High Def.

  • Writing for Television Series, Serials and Soaps

    Helen Jacey reviews the latest in the ‘Writing for TV’ series of books.

  • Film Stardom, Myth and Classicism

    We review a look at how movie stars became gods – and vice versa.

  • Marnie (BFI Classics)

    Dr Susan Smith reviews a new study of the controversial Hitchcock film.

  • Film Sound in Italy

    How important is sound in cinema? Robert S. C. Gordon looks at a new book on its impact in Italy.

  • European Cinema in Motion

    We review a book on the representation of migrants in contemporary European cinema.