Film Studies free issues

Intellect is delighted to announce we are now providing online access to the below film studies journal issues free of charge. The full issues can be downloaded for free via IngentaConnect. We hope you enjoy reading them. 

Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 2.1

This journal explores Italian cinema and media and in this special issue, various articles explore the intersections between Italian and Chinese cinemas. In Elena Pollacchi's article, the influence of Italian neorealist tradition on Chinese film-makers whose careers started after the turn of the century and whose works share a concern for the interplay of individuals and their surroundings is examined. Stefano Bona compares the representation of China in two Italian films,Chung Kuo and La stella che non c'è. In Eddie Bertozzi's article, the movies Shun Li and the PoetandThe Arrival of Wang is explored addressing what kind of Chineseness is articulated in these films and how Chinese identity is negotiated in the creative process.

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Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 4.1

This journal focuses on the cinemas of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In this free issue, Xianghui Wen'sarticle focuses on the tactility of facial close-ups in Ingmar Bergman's films through Jean-Luc Nancy's concept of touch. Richard Raskin examines the three major differences between short film and feature film storytelling. Ruben Östlund's film Play (2011) is analysed by Helena Karlsson in the context of the current debate on race, racism and multiculturalism in Sweden. Jan Olsson's article disentangles the confusion surrounding the production order of Mauritz Stiller's film activities during his first months at AB Svenska Biografteatern (Svenska bio)/Swedish Biograph in 1912 and also sheds light on Stiller's role in Stockholm bohemian circles. 

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Film, Fashion & Consumption 3.1


Film, Fashion & Consumption is a journal designed to provide an arena for the discussion of research, methods and practice within and between the fields of film, fashion, design, history, art history and heritage. This free issue includes Emmanuelle Dirix's article which investigates the reasons for the prolific use of feathers in 1930s Hollywood costume, while Ellie Slee's articleaddresses the repeated use of imagined sartorial archaisms in female costuming in 1930s Hollywood horror films, by both analysing the physical make-up of the dress in question and bringing contemporary and historical outside influences into account. An article by Barry Curtis exploressignificant films that were set in the future, with particular regard to dress and architectural mise-en-scène.

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Short Film Studies 4.1


Short Film Studies is designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In this free issue, Pirjo Hokkanen's Matka/A Journey (Finland, 1983, 9 min.) and Vincent Bal'sThe Bloody Olive(Belgium, 1996, 10 min.) are explored thoroughly through various articles. Jacques Lefebvre- Linetzky explores the film Matkaand how the trunk featured in the film is a cinematic representation and a metaphor. Nathan Shaw explores how genre films have constructed a network of paradigms allowing discerning audiences to expect the previously unexpected and how these interconnecting elements are prevalent, and toyed with, throughout the short film noir pastiche The Bloody Olive.

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Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 11.1


This journal is dedicated to the study of Spanish-speaking and Latin American cinemas. In this free issue, Lidia Meras' article explores Metropolis as a key programme in the history of Spanish television as a cultural space aimed at minorities, whichresponded to the new concerns of a recent transition to democracy. Craig Epplin's article offers a detailed reading of the connections between sound and space in the 1968 film La hora de los hornos/The Hour of the Furnaces.Daniel Lopez's article analyzes the Spanish-produced and internationally distributed animation film El Cid: The Legend(Pozo 2003) in its pedagogical and ideological dimensions as a medievalist Disney-type genre animation film within the post-9/11 global sociopolitical and media context.

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Film International 12.1


Film International is a journal thatcovers film culture as part of the broader culture, history and economy of society. In this free issue, Garry Leonard examines whether film noir really happened or if it was a set up. In the 'The 1950s Stardom', Aart Wani explores how the post-independence decade in India witnessed the growth of Hindi cinema and the variety of themes and genres. In Sotiris Petridis' article he argues that there are three basic periods in the lifetime of slasher films: the classical period; the postmodern period; and the neoslashers. Helle Kannik Haastrup explores storytelling and intertextuality from films such asDjango Unchained to The Matrix.Maisha Wester's article exploresThe Skeleton Key which centres on Hurricane Katrina that occured in New Orleans in August 2005.

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Other free film studies issues:

Asian cinema 25.1

Film Matters 5.1

Journal of African Cinemas 6.1 

New Cinemas: Journal of Contempororary Film 12.1 & 2 (selected articles only)

Northern Lights 12 ( selected articles only)

Studies in South Asian Film & Media 6.1

The Soundtrack 7.1

Journal of Screenwriting 5.1

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