Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California, Timothy Asch made several groundbreaking documentaries and was a champion for the use of ethnographic films in the teaching of anthropology. Susanne Hammacher of the Royal Anthropological Institute looks at his life and work.
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Filmed warfare was a new phenomenon at the time of the First World War and it was months before the British authorities allowed cameramen up to the front line. David Walsh of the Imperial War Museum discusses the restoration of THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (1916).
Ann Aungle reviews the video presentation of Liliana Cavani’s 2006 staging Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s Scottish play.
Dr Stacey Abbott reviews two DVD sets devoted to the artistry of director Frank Borzage.
Dr Claire Brock and Dr Ben Dew review a production Delibes’ ballet starring Darcey Bussell.
Michael Paris reviews Richard Attenborough’s film of the celebrated anti-war stage musica.
Professor Tony Howard reviews a guide that aims to extend our understanding of the ‘popular’ historically.