IQ: Film: Why does film matter?


Issue Title:Film: Why does film matter?
Issue Number:1
Issue Date:2012
Description:The focus of this issue is the personal and social importance of film. Lincoln Geraghty argues that Hollywood’s emphasis on narrative was what made the industry and film itself a success. Emily E. Auger explores the emergence & development of the tech-noir genre. Pietari Kaapa argues that cinema is ‘one of the most efficient ways to debate political & cultural issues in a global society’. Allister Mactaggart shows how David Lynch blurs the boundaries between painting and cinema. Mark Browning philosophises on the nature of genre. Nick Smedley looks at how Hollywood’s liberal optimism coped with the anti-liberal environment of post-war America.