Tag: film

Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

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.

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On Tim Burton’s Dumbo

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.​

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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

Interstellar (2014) made its well-known debut last weekend. In Chicago, the film (yes, we can still call it that) screened in its “intended” format of 70mm at the Navy Pier IMAX. Its appearance there and at other such venues was…

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I, Reboot (Part 1)

What is a reboot, then? This is the overarching question of this series of articles and one which I have been wrestling with for six years or so.

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Exploring True/False

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.

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The Hunger Games and the Female-Led Franchise Part 2

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…

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Deadline Extended: The Velvet Light Trap CFP: On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)

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.

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