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Featured Articles

Spotlight on Community Filmmaking

Sarita Malik, with Caroline Chapain and Roberta Comunian, discusses an AHRC funded project that has opened up a range of possible research avenues and partnerships between academics and community filmmakers.

The History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK

Dr Lez Cooke provides an introduction to a new three-year AHRC-funded research project on the history of forgotten television drama in the UK.

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Recent Reviews

  • The Caesars

    Dr Marco Angelini looks at The Caesars (1968) and other examples of depictions of Roman History on screen.

  • The American Imperial Gothic

    Steve Connor reviews a new book that looks at manifestations of US imperialsm in a Gothic mode.

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous

    We review Christopher Frayling’s look at the representations of boffins on film.

  • Battle of the Somme

    Dr Nicholas Hiley reviews a now hard-to-find DVD presentation of a classic First World War documentary.

  • Screening Twilight

    Rebecca Williams reviews a new collection on the Twilight phenomenon.

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