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 […]

Call For Papers: Reception Study Society Conference

Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, about 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10th (Note new dates) Keynote Speakers: Shirley Samuels, Flora Rose House Professor and Dean, Cornell University “Reading the American Novel, 1780-1850” Daniel Cavicchi, Professor of American Studies Rhode Island School […]

Ay Caramba! Blog #1

By Daniel Lindvall. This is my day off. I’m toying with a short first entry in the Ay Caramba! blog, and so far it goes like this: ‘When I interviewed underground legend Ken Jacobs, 77, a couple of weeks ago he admitted that he was still “almost always angry”. I know […]

Directory of World Cinema: France, CFP

The Directory of World Cinema: France, editors Tim Palmer and Charlie Michael (Intellect, 2011) is nearing completion and has made a final call for papers. Please read below for more information, if you are interested. Writers are encouraged to submit 1000-word analyses of a title taken from the following list […]

Film Scratches Blog #1

By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor. Welcome to a new Film International website and my new blog, Film Scratches. I look forward to using this venue to communicate with Film International readers, as well as my reviewers. Expect to find here, in future installments:  reviews of contemporary independent and avant-garde […]