Monday 24 December 2018

Ten Festive Treats from Film Studies For Free!

Sawing Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in half.
A queer experiment in cinephilic re-spatialisation

Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays from Film Studies For Free! Let's celebrate with a new video essay (above) and nine sets of treats (below) representing some of FSFF's favourite online film and moving image studies items from 2018.

2. MEDIÁTICO - Special Dossier on Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (2018) by nine world-leading scholars on Latin American Cinema

4. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Autumn 2018 Issue on Mapping
Special section: #Mappingedited by Giorgio Avezzù, Teresa Castro, and Giuseppe Fidotta
  • The exact shape of the world: Mapping and the media by Giorgio Avezzù, Teresa Castro, and Giuseppe Fidotta
Festival reviews:edited by Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist
Exhibition reviews:edited by Miriam de Rosa and Leo Goldsmith
Book reviews:edited by Lavinia Brydon and Victoria Pastor-González
Audiovisual essays:edited by Miklós Kiss

5. Erika Balsom's brilliant essay on Jean-Lun Godard's latest film Le livre d'image The Image Book

6. Latest round up of profiles at the amazing Women's Film Pioneers Project
  • Travelogue filmmaker and anthropologist Kathleen Romoli(Colombia) by Isabel Arredondo
  • Director, producer, and screenwriter Louise Kolm-Fleck(Austria, Germany, China) by Claudia Walkensteiner-Preschl
  • Director, actress, producer, and screenwriter Francesca Bertini (Italy) by Monica Dall’Asta
  • Chief accountant, office manager, and production secretary Aili Kari (Finland) by Hannu Salmi
  • Producer, screenwriter, and editor Virgínia de Castro e Almeida (Portugal, France) by Tiago Baptista
  • Director, producer, screenwriter, actress, and camerawoman Angela Murray Gibson (United States) by Charles “Buckey” Grimm
  • Set designers and location scouts Frances Baker Farrell and Lettice Ramsey & actress/editor Máirín Hayes (Ireland) by Donna Casella
  • Publicist, trade journal editor and writer, and business owner Mabel Condon (United States) by Carolyn Jacobs
  • Director, actress, and film company founder Cleo de Verberena (Brazil) by Marcella Grecco de Araujo

7. The fabulous research project and resource Timeline of Historical Film Colors is now on Instagram as @timeline_filmcolors!

9.  Allison Wilmore's 'Orientalism is Alive and Well in American Cinema' (link via Girish Shambu)

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