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BAFTSS 2023 will take place 3-5 April at the University of Lincoln. More information about the conference can be found here.

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Spotlight titles


Architecture, Memory-Making and Film Locations

Reframing Berlin investigates the concept of urban memory through the transformation and/or consistency of the built environment. These architectural changes, defined as urban strategies, range from demolition (forgetting) to memorialisation (remembering) and are shown through case studies using film locations in Berlin. 64 b/w illus.

Britain’s Trade in Hardcore Pornographic 8mm Films

Tells the undocumented story of Britain’s trade in 8mm hardcore pornography, exploring how entrepreneurs circumvented obscenity laws to produce and distribute hardcore films. Draws on extensive archival research, including the use of legal records, police files, media reportage, and interviews with those who were involved in the business. 75 illus.

Untangling Another Dimension

Presents a critical survey of art practices by 25 artists, whose work involves the use of 3-D from 1900 to present. Addresses themes such as networked VR, the stereoscope as a spectacle in art practices ranging from painting to installation art, film, video, virtual reality art and the metaverse. 3-D glasses included with hardback. 89 b/w illus.

Traditions and Innovations

The book focuses on radio and sound docufiction/docudrama through comparative analysis of case studies from BBC Radio and from Radio RAI and Italian independent producers. It explains how radio language in its acoustic dimension allows access to unpredictable layers of truth complementary or alternative to documentary truth.

Filming the Nuclear Environment after the Cold War

Presents analysis of ten documentary films about nuclear issues made since the end of the Cold War. Argues that public fascination with radioactive spaces has been used reflexively to present contemporary difficult themes such as Chernobyl, Fukushima, closure of nuclear power stations and the siting of geological waste repositories. 12 b/w illus.

The Calling Blighty Films of World War II

The story and analysis of the Calling Blighty series of films made by the Combined Kinematograph Service in Burma and India between 1943 and 1946. These are remarkable and moving documents, a one-way Skype of their day, where men – and a very few women – sent spoken messages home to be shown to families and sweethearts in local cinemas. 42 illus.

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.

The first book to comprehensively engage with Disney fans and the company's relationship with them, spanning theme parks, film, television, stage productions and novels, as well as a variety of fannish interventions. It addresses timely issues such as race and queerness, the Covid- 19 pandemic and the advent of Disney+. 20 b&w illus.   New Books Network (New Books in Film) interview with Sabrina Mittermeier

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.

New Queer Visibility & The Lesbian Normal

In Lesbians on Television, Kate McNicholas Smith maps concurrent contemporary shifts in lesbian visibility within popular media, focusing on the small screens of Europe and North America. Central to these shifts has been a re-imagining of queer lives – or a 'new queer visibility' – as LGBTQ+ characters have become increasingly visible within popular culture.   A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: Lesbians on Television. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.

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.

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.

Why Are We All Gagging?

Insightful and provocative, and new in paperback. Examines the social, cultural, political and commercial implications of RuPaul’s Drag Race, from its groundbreaking, subversive entry into the reality television arena, to a now mainstream, increasingly non-LGBTQ+, audience reach and relationship with fans. International contributors. 40 b/w illus.   New Books Network (New Books in Popular Culture) interview with Cameron Crookston

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.