|Image montage from Lou Romano's wonderful Cinemosaic website of frame grabs from The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955). Read Bryan Wuest's article on space in this film.|
The theme of our newest issue is “space,” which has spawned a range of approaches in cinema and media studies. “Space” is a nebulous concept, but the very difficulty in pinning down how a spatial discussion of media should proceed is why Mediascape thought this would be an appropriate discussion to tease out in our non-traditional format.['Introduction' by Bryan Hikari Hartzheim and Katy Ralko, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Mediascape, Winter 2012 Issue]
Film Studies For Free is back from its trip to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Boston. You can watch videos of some of the conference highlights here. And you can read the live tweets and other reports from the conference from the conference via this page.
FSFF had a truly wonderful time meeting old friends and new, including a whole bunch of talented people who are responsible for the new issue of one of its favourite online journals, the UCLA-produced Mediascape. And a great issue it is, too. Links to all contents may be found below.
- 'Watching the River: Mise en Scène and Safe Space in The Night of the Hunter'' By Bryan Wuest
- Disneyomatics: Media, Branding, and Urban Space in Post-Katrina New Orleans' By Helen Morgan Parmett
- 'War Games at Home, Home Games at War: Geography and Military First-Person Shooting Games' By Diana M. Pozo
- 'Media Boundaries and Bullet Time: A Hard Boiled Fan Plays Stranglehold' By Harrison Gish
- 'Urban Metaphysics: Creating Game Layers on Top of the World' By Nettrice R. Gaskins
- 'Revenge of the (Angry Video Game) Nerd: James Rolfe and Web 2.0 Fandom' By Jim Fleury
- Video Games: The State of the Field - A Discussion with Steve Mamber, Peter Lunenfeld, and Eddo Stern (March 28, 2011). Moderated by David O’Grady