HOOVER VS THE KENNEDYS: THE SECOND CIVIL WAR???

Does anyone have or know of any copy at all, home-made or otherwise, of the 1987 TV mini-series HOOVER VS THE KENNEDYS: THE SECOND CIVIL WAR? If so, please get in touch, as I’m looking to buy a copy for research. Gary McMahon (garymcm@hotmail.com)   COPY FOUND! THANK YOU. Previous […]

Billboards for Geeks

By Jamie Isbell. How has projection mapping made such an impact on audiences? And, with increasing numbers of brands adopting the advertising method, is it a bright future for the digital delight? Or an already exhausted gimmick destined for a dusty shelf? In plumes of digital fabric the angular relics […]

Bin Laden leaves Suddenly

By Rajko Radovic. Bin Laden lies at the bottom of the ocean, yet the jungle of shadowy networks and lethal plots he had left behind is still breathing with the night. His scarred body sleeping with fish is shrouded in mafia style mystery. There is no doubt now he is […]

The BANANAS!* story

By Daniel Lindvall. With the controversial documentary Bananas!*finally getting its official US premiere, in New York, 8 May, 2011, we republish here our editorial from Film International 41, vol. 7, no. 5, 2009, which sums up the story, up until that time, of the multinational Dole corporations lawsuit against the […]

CFP: Borderlands and Film

Call for Papers Border Visions: Borderlands and Film A Joint Conference of Central Connecticut State University and the Literature/Film Association New Britain, Connecticut October 12-14, 2011 The shifting boundaries between languages and national and ethnic identities in the late 20th and early 21st century are changing the notion of borders […]

Hollywood and the Nordic Cinemas: upcoming issue

With our first issue of the year on its way from the printers, here’s a few words of what you can expect in no. 2. It’s a special issue on the relationship between Hollywod and the Nordic cinemas. This is how the guest editors themselves, Pietari Kääpä and Tommy Gustafsson, […]

Gaddafi is YOU!

By Rajko Radovic. Here comes the bad guy. CNN is in the house, a sure signal that something bad is about to go down. Hidden behind designer sunglasses, the self-proclaimed father of the revolution scans an invisible horizon even when he is in a beach front restaurant surrounded by bodyguards. […]

In our next issue: Gangsterism and capitalism

Carl Freedman on godfathers and the gangster proletariat Perhaps more than any other major genre of Hollywood cinema, the mob movie has always taken a direct interest in the workings of capitalism. Though the foundational works of the genre produced during the Depression era – Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931), […]

Mr. Arkadin’s New Clothes

By Rajko Radovic. There is a plane flying off the coast of Barcelona. The day is clear. Sun in black and white films always looks like benevolent radiation from some other planet. And in that pleasant yet eerie atmosphere the plane hovers above scattered clouds. It is progressing along its […]

Thunderbirds Are Gone

By Gary McMahon. THUNDERBIRDSwas an international rescue service modelled on the British National Health system in 1966. The philanthropic heroes, in the who was that masked man? tradition, were the Tracy family, saving lives without a thought of profiting. No strings. It was unthinkable in the sixties to have the […]