By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor.

Welcome to July!  Here’s hoping the heat is not too awful for those of you experiencing summer at the moment.  It is my pleasure to offer you a vibrant list of available review items.  As always, thanks for your support of and service to Film International.

If you are interested in one of the below items (and don’t owe any reviews), please email me your mailing address and selection at:

filminternationalreviews AT

It helps, too, if you send a list of a few items you are interested in, in order of importance, in case your first choice(s) is already taken.

First come, first served. If an item has “TAKEN” by it, it has already been claimed.

DEADLINE for these reviews: December 1, 2012

And now, the list.  Film International is actively seeking reviews for publication online or in print (at our discretion) of the following books and DVDs:


  • The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Wayne Koestenbaum (U of California P) — TAKEN
  • Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema, Karl Schoonover (U of Minnesota P) — TAKEN
  • The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema, Gina Marchetti (Temple UP) — TAKEN
  • Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure and Digital Culture: Vol. 2, Scott Balcerzak and Jason Sperb, eds. (Wallflower) — TAKEN
  • The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections, Richard Koeck and Les Roberts, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan) — TAKEN
  • Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema, Sangita Gopal (U of Chicago P) — TAKEN
  • The Creative Artist’s Legal Guide: Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Film and Media Production, Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter (Yale UP) — TAKEN
  • Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line, Dina Iordanova and Stuart Cunningham, eds. (St Andrews Film Studies) — TAKEN
  • Directory of World Cinema: China, Gary Bettinson, ed. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Directory of World Cinema: Germany, Michelle Langford, ed. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Directory of World Cinema: Iran, Parviz Jahed, ed. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities, Lydia Papadimitriou and Yannis Tzioumakis (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Henry Mancini …Reinventing Film Music, John Caps (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • Iranian Cinema & Globalization: National, Transnational and Islamic Dimensions, Shahab Esfandiary (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Jacques Rivette, Mary M. Wiles (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • Love in the Time of Cinema, Kristi McKim (Palgrave Macmillan) — TAKEN
  • Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective, Donna King and Carrie Lee Smith, eds. (Vanderbilt UP) — TAKEN
  • Merchant-Ivory Interviews, Laurence Raw, ed. (UP of Mississippi) — TAKEN
  • Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film, Amresh Sinha and Terence McSweeney (Wallflower) — TAKEN
  • Neither God Nor Master: Robert Bresson & Radical Politics, Brian Price (U of Minnesota P) — TAKEN
  • New Zealand Film & Television: Institution, Industry and Cultural Change, Trisha Dunleavy and Hester Joyce (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Peckinpah Today: New Essays on the Films of Sam Peckinpah, Michael Bliss, ed. (Southern Illinois UP) — TAKEN
  • Polanski and Perception: The Psychology of Seeing and the Cinema of Roman Polanski, Davide Caputo (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics in a Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov, ed. (I.B. Tauris) — TAKEN
  • Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry, Tejaswini Ganti (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • Queer Pollen: White Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality, and the Cinematic, David A. Gerstner (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • Richard Linklater, David T. Johnson (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Place, Pilgrimage, and Commemoration, Douglas A. Cunningham, ed. (Scarecrow Press) — TAKEN
  • Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities, David Martin -Jones (Edinburgh UP) — TAKEN
  • Screen Dynamics: Mapping the Borders of Cinema, Gertrud Koch et al., eds. (Austrian Film Museum) — TAKEN
  • Shoot It!: Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film, David Spaner (Arsenal Pulp Press) — TAKEN
  • A Social History of Iranian Cinema: Volume 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978-1984, Hamid Naficy (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, Tilman Baumgärtel, ed. (Hong Kong UP) — TAKEN
  • Thomas Ince: Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer, Brian Taves (UP of Kentucky) — TAKEN
  • Word Is Out, Greg Youmans (Arsenal Pulp Press) — TAKEN
  • Zero Patience, Susan Knabe and Wendy Gay Pearson (Arsenal Pulp Press) — TAKEN

Media (region 1, standard DVD unless otherwise noted)

  • The 39 Steps, Alfred Hitchcock (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Accattone, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Eureka, region 2 DVD & Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • ¡Alambrista!, Robert M. Young (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Being John Malkovich, Spike Jonze (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Belle de jour, Luis Buñuel (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Cano Dorado, Eduardo Pinto (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Certified Copy, Abbas Kiarostami (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • David Lean Directs Noël Coward (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • The Gold Rush, Charles Chaplin (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • The Gospel According to Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Eureka, region 2 DVD & Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Hawks and Sparrows, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • The Insect Woman, Shôhei Imamura (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Island of Lost Souls, Erie C. Kenton (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Letter Never Sent, Mikhail Kalatozov (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Lifeboat, Alfred Hitchcock (Eureka, region 2 DVD & Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Lovely by Surprise, Kirt Gunn (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder Presents), Fritz Lang (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Metropolitan, Whit Stillman (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • A Night to Remember, Roy Ward Baker (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Pigsty, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Punishment Park, Peter Watkins (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Ruggles of Red Cap, Leo McCarey (Eureka, region 2 DVD & Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • The Samurai Trilogy, Hiroshi Inagaki (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Summer Interlude, Ingmar Bergman (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin (Criterion Eclipse) — TAKEN
  • Tomie: Unlimited, Noboru Iguchi (Bounty Films, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Yatterman, Takashi Miike (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • The Yellow Sea, Na Hong-Jin (Eureka, region 2 DVD & Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Zift, Javor Gadev (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN

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