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Featured Articles

National Schools Radio Network

SchoolsRadio aims to foster interest in radio particularly for dyslexic students and the visually impaired. Peter Thompson provides an overview of this project’s development and initiatives.

Timothy Asch (1932–1994)

Professor of Anthropology, 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 RAI looks at his life and work.

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Recent Reviews

  • The Politics of Documentary

    Dr. Emma Sandon reviews Michael Chanan’s look at documentary film.

  • A History of Film Music

    Dr Kevin Donnelly reviews a tome that takes broad look at movie scores.

  • Macbeth

    Ann Aungle reviews the video presentation of Liliana Cavani’s 2006 staging Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

  • Frank Borzage volumes 1 & 2

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews two DVD sets devoted to the artistry of director Frank Borzage.

  • Sylvia

    Dr Claire Brock and Dr Ben Dew review a production Delibes’ ballet starring Darcey Bussell.

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