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BAFTSS 2022 is occurring 20-22 April 2022 and more information about the conference can be found here.

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Spotlight titles


Edited by Susan Larson

An international and interdisciplinary group of film, architecture and urban studies scholars examine the relationship between filmmaking – the seventh art – and the built environment. Contributions from scholars in the fields of film, architecture and urban studies. 82 b/w photographs

Popularly known as Bollywood, Bombay cinema conjures up song, dance and starry-eyed romance. Where do those conventions come from? Many derive from the historical influence of Muslim cultures interacting with other traditions in the Indian subcontinent. Contributions by major scholars of South Asian cultural history and Indian Cinema 105 b&w illus.

Monsters in Politics

Exploration of the idea that House of Cards sets an alternate political world, where the leader is a ferocious animal, a political field overtaken by monsters who remain true to their fundamental nature or try to master their bloodthirsty instincts. But can we really think that the elected men and women are so different from their constituents?

New exploration of how the moving image mediates our relationship to and understanding of landscapes. The focus is on artists’ film and video and draws on work from the 1970s to the present day. An informed, personal view from a high profile author considering if appreciation of nature’s aesthetics undermines commitment to ecology. 30b/w illus.

An Analysis of Minute-by-Minute Television in Norway

Slow TV, developed by Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK, is broadcasting in which the event on television lasts as long as in real time, and has been adopted by others including BBC Four and Netflix. This unique study discusses concepts of slowness, innovation, genre, media event, reception, local and national identity. 56 col. illus.

Edited by Annachiara Mariani Series edited by Flavia Laviosa

New edited collection with a transnational perspective on Paolo Sorrentino, the award-winning Italian director and screenwriter. International contributors take diverse approaches to examine the dominant themes in his work – melancholy, nostalgia and the relationship with solitude - and present original interpretations. 35 b/w illus.

Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection

The first book of its kind, it classifies the different types of poetry film, shedding light on the fast-growing genre and citing works from poetry filmmakers worldwide. A ground-breaking industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing as well as poetry filmmakers. 60 col., 20 b/w illus.   Launch interview with Dr Rebecca Kosick Sarah Tremlett interview at VideoBardo Videopoetry Festival

Squaring the Circle

Franck Boulègue's latest book about David Lynch and Mark Frost's famous television series focuses on the eighteen new episodes directed by Lynch for season 3, screened in 2017. Analyses the season with special importance given to readings from an intertextual, ontological and spiritual perspectives. Now in paperback and with 81 colour illus.

A Long Take on the Filipino Auteur

The first book-length study of the Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, this edited volume offers a nuanced overview of the filmmaker, his corpus, career and traditions from various perspectives for film enthusiasts, researchers and general readers alike. 17 b/w illus.

By Robert Efird Series edited by Birgit Beumers Editorial board member Richard Taylor, Julian Graffy and Denise Youngblood

Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 Ivan’s Childhood marked a pivotal moment for Soviet ‘poetic cinema’ and launched the career of an artist now considered a towering figure of Russian culture. A thorough analysis of this debut film through a close examination of the narrative structure, stylistic approach and philosophical underpinnings 25 b/w film stills.

By Ira Osterberg Series edited by Birgit Beumers Editorial board member Richard Taylor, Julian Graffy and Denise Youngblood

Balabanov’s Brother (1997) made a mark on the new Russia’s film history as its hero Danila Bagrov quickly gained cult status and the nostalgic rock soundtrack was a hit with the young post-Soviet generation. This study examines the ingenious mixture of genre elements, art narration and almost documentary-style realism. 25 b/w film stills.

By Stephen Norris Series edited by Birgit Beumers Editorial board member Richard Taylor, Julian Graffy and Denise Youngblood

Fedor Bondarchuk’s 2013 blockbuster film Stalingrad shattered box-office records and dazzled viewers with its use of special effects, enhanced by its 3D IMAX format, and transported audiences back to 1942. Examines the production, context and reception of the film, whilst offering a detailed reading of its key themes. 25 b/w film stills, 1 cartoon.