We are pleased to announce issue 10 of Screening the past is now on-line, at
This issue brings a completely redesigned site for Screening the past whcih
we believe is more attractive and "reader friendly". The design is much more
subtle than the earlier design of the journal (which will be archived on the
site) which was at the time of first upload an unusual design.
Thanks for the new design are very much owed to Russell Bywater, Katrina
Barclay and Sam Hinton who have all put in a great deal of work on the site.
The Editorial focus of issue 10 is on the work of Robert Aldrich. This
special issue was guest edited by Rick Thompson who has brought together an
impressive list of articles.
The Classic and Rerun for the issue is:
Sound, woman and the bomb: dismembering the "great whatsit" in Kiss me
deadly, by Caryl Flinn.
In First Release we feature:
Aldrich, Leone and Vera Cruz: style and substance over of the border by
The hunter gets captured by the game: Robert Aldrich's Hollywood. by Adrian
Aldrich in cyberspace: websites by Val Forbes.
Geometry of Force: Abel Ferrara and Simone Weil by Tag Gallagher.
Scene 176: critical reception and The killing of Sister George by Sally
Adorno on Aldrich by Bill Krohn.
Sodom and Gomorrah: The auteur and the potboiler by Bill Krohn.
"The problem of interpretation ...": authorial and institutional intentions
in and around Kiss me deadly by Richard Maltby.
The body has no head: corporeal figuration in Aldrich by Adrian Martin.
Pieces, an interactive web essay by William D Routt.
Fear is a man's best friend: deformation and aggression in the films of
Robert Aldrich by David Sanjek.
Variant versions of Robert Aldrich's films: a case study by Brad Stevens.
Robert Aldrich by Rick Thompson.
In the reviews section there are again a large number of high quality
Review article, "Scanning Godard", a review of Kaja Silverman and Harun
Farocki, Speaking about Godard and David Sterritt, The films of Jean-Luc
Godard: seeing the invisible by Adrian Martin
Ina Bertrand reviews Bruce M.Owen, The Internet challenge to television,
John Sinclair, Latin American television: a global view and Anthony Smith
(ed), Television: an international history, 2nd ed
Felicity Collins reviews Steven C. Caton, Lawrence of Arabia: a film's
Colin Crisp reviews Alison Smith, Agnès Varda.
Gabrielle Finnane reviews Yvonne Rainer, A woman who essays, interviews,
Tim Groves reviews Janet Bergstrom (ed.), Endless night: cinema and
psychoanalysis, parallel histories. (
Roger Hillman reviews Peter C. Lutze, Alexander Kluge: the last modernist.
Bernadette Kester reviews Michael Paris (ed.), The first world war and
popular cinema. 1914 to the present.
Arthur Lindley reviews John Hill, British cinema in the 1980s
Stuart Moulthrop reviews Darren Tofts, Parallax: essays on art, culture and
James Naremore reviews Lesley Stern and George Kouvaros(eds.), Falling for
you: essays on cinema and performance.
Tom Ryan reviews Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto (eds), Terms of
endearment: Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1980s and 1990s.
Hannu Salmi reviews Kari Uusitalo (ed.), Suomen kansallisfilmografia (The
Finnish national filmography). Volumes 1-8.
Jeff Smith reviews John Mundy, Popular music on screen: from Hollywood
musical to music video.
Allan James Thomas reviews Deb Verhoeven (ed), Twin peeks: Australian and
New Zealand feature films.
Michael Walsh reviews Carl Plantinga and Greg M. Smith (eds.), Passionate
views: film, cognition and emotion.
June Werrett reviews David Sterritt (ed), Robert Altman: interviews.
Brian Yecies reviews Ross Laird, Sound beginnings: the early record industry
Brian Yecies reviews Scott Eyman, The speed of sound: Hollywood and the
talkie revolution, 1926-1930
Future issues will deal with early responses to cinema in Asia, a special
director's issue, and women, memory and new media.
Dr Peter Hughes
Co-editor, Screening the past
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite