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Dear All

The new issue of Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies - issue 3 (new series) - has just been published (at ). The table of contents is reproduced below. 

All issues of Scope published between 1999 and 2004 are now available in the journal's Archive (



The Mark of Cain: Blood Simple and The Man Who Wasn't There
Paul Coughlin 

Disembodied Stars and the Cultural Meanings of Princess Mononoke's Soundscape
Rayna Denison 

Encapsulated Noir: Hybrid Genres and Social Mobility in Alex Proyas' Dark City
Steffen Hantke 

Anti-Theatre on Film
Temenuga Trifonova 

Book Reviews

Production Design: Architects of the Screen, By Jane Barnwell  & Visions of the Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema By Wheeler Winston Dixon
Reviewer: Kevin Hunt

Contemporary World Television, By John Sinclair and Graeme Turner (eds>)  & The Television History Book Edited by Michele Hilmes
Reviewer: Dan Leopard

Photography on the Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture, By Shawn Michelle Smith
Reviewer: David A Gerstner

Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema, By Timothy Shary
Reviewer: Geoff Lealand

Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media, By Lester D. Friedman (ed.)
Reviewer: Frances Pheasant-Kelly

The Audience Studies Reader, By Will Brooker and Deborah Jermyn (eds.)
Reviewer: Kerry Gough

Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global Culture, By Charles R. Acland  & SuburbiaNation: Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film By Robert Beuka
Reviewer: Sarah Heaton

Simone Signoret. The Star as Cultural Sign, By Susan Hayward  & The French Cinema Book Edited by Michael Temple and Michael Witt
Reviewer: Cristina Johnston

Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers, By Lisa Kernan
Reviewer: Deborah Allison

Underground U.S.A: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon, By Xavier Mendik and Steven Jay Schneider (eds.) with Foreword by Lloyd Kaufman
Reviewer: Rebecca Feasey

Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA, By Sarah Street  & British Cinema of the 1950s: A Celebration Edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard
Reviewer: Peter Hutchings

Jacking in to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation, By Matthew Kapell and William G. Doty (eds.)  & Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society By Danny Fingeroth
Reviewer: Elizabeth Rosen

The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930 to 1960, By Larry Ceplair and Robert Englund  & Blacklisted: The Film Lover's Guide to the Hollywood Blacklist By Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner & Joseph Losey (British Film Makers Series) By By Colin Gardner
Reviewer: Graham Barnfield

Film Reviews 

Batman Begins 
Reviewer: Michael Duffy

Reviewer: Jia Jun

War of the Worlds 
Reviewer: Ian London

Kinsey & Secret History: Kinsey's Paedophiles 
Reviewer: Jonathan A. Cullum

Reviewer: Jo Eadie

Russkoe [Things Russian] 
Reviewer: Andrei Rogatchevski

Conference Reports 

MeCCSA and AMPE Joint Annual Conference. 5- 7 January 2005, University of Lincoln 
Reporter: Serena Formica

EastEnders 20th Anniversary: Inventing the Modern Soap Conference. 19 February 2005, University of Westminster, London. 
Reporter: Charles Jason Lee

The School of Sound Conference. 30 March - 2 April 2005, South Bank Centre, London 
Reporter: Roy Perkins

Society for Cinema & Media Studies, March 31 - April 3, 2005, Institute of Education, University of London, UK 
Reporter: Rayna Denison & Liza Palmer

Pornography's Not About: On Pornography, Obscenity, & Spectacle, April 7-9, 2005, The University of Western Ontario 
Reporter: Gregory Brophy



Dr. Julian Stringer
Institute of Film and Television Studies
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 4846
Fax: + 44 (0) 115 951 4270 

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