Social media and Twitter-happy stars are changing the way Hindi films are promoted in India. (With this caveat: for English speakers only.) Sripana Ray looks at film prefiguration targeting India’s urban middle class.
Rayna Denison and Hiroko Furukawa analyze how Japan’s fiction media producers have responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 with a discourse of trauma, healing, and recovery in media ranging from manga to anime and film.
Kate Egan uses the BBFC archive to consider British local censorship history through a case study of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Last week’s announcement that Tim Burton will direct a remake of Disney’s Dumbo is a reminder that in Burton’s career we witness the convergence of the aesthetic logic of allusionism and the corporate logic of franchising.
Each winter, as February becomes March, Columbia, Missouri transforms itself into a grand stage for the True/False film fest, a four-day international nonfiction film festival.
While teaching an undergraduate film module this week, I asked my student cohort to come up with any female-led film franchises. We were discussing gender and I was trying to illustrate how inequality still persists in the twenty-first century both…
This year has been heralded as a renaissance for films featuring black actors and actresses. Many of these black actors and actresses have performed in “quality” films like 42, The Butler, and 12 Years A Slave. As an arbiter of…
Colin Burnett continues our Aesthetic Turn series with a call to revise our thinking about moving image intelligence beyond just language and verbal systems of thought.
The Editorial Board of The Velvet Light Trap has extended the deadline for its forthcoming “On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)” issue to September 1. In particular, VLT seeks sound-related research that addresses issues and topics in radio, television, video games, digital/new media, and other non-film media. Read on for the CFP.