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[Commlist] Alphaville Issue 19 published

Fri Jul 24 19:57:47 GMT 2020

We’re delighted to announce publication of the new issue of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media:

Issue 19 –

The issue is characterised by a distinct focus on intermediality, interartiality and intertextuality. While covering diverse generic and geographical areas, both of the issue’s main sections (“Performing the Intermedial across Brazilian Cinema”, a selection of articles and interviews curated by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque, and “Music Videos in the British Screen Industries and Screen Heritage”, a dossier edited by Emily Caston) aim to shed light on some of the ways in which music and the moving image have intersected historically, giving rise to particular formats, genres, and instances of medium hybridity.

The ambition of this issue of Alphaville is all at once to pay due attention to specific films, genres, traditions and styles, to promote the scholarly understanding of neglected areas of study, and to contribute fresh thinking to the open debate on the most responsive methodological tools to characterise and analyse the intermedial in film and video.

Issue 19 – Table of Contents
 General Editor’s Note
by Laura Rascaroli

Editorial: Performing the Intermedial across Brazilian Cinema
by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque


Building an Integrated History of Musical Numbers in Brazilian Chanchadas
by Flávia Cesarino Costa

Chanchadas and Intermediality: On the Musical Numbers of Aviso aos Navegantes (Watson Macedo, 1950)
by Flávia Cesarino Costa and John Gibbs

Background Musicians and Their (In)Visibilities
by Suzana Reck Miranda

Documentary Shooting and Samba: Technology and Mediation in Leon Hirszman’s Partido alto
by Albert Elduque

Realistic Intermediality and the Historiography of the Present
by Marcela Amaral

Cinema and Its Intermedial Passages to Reality: The Case of the Árido Movie
by Samuel Paiva

Vincent Moon in(-between) Brazil: An Aural Approach to Intermediality
by Matheus Araújo de Siqueira


Samba Beyond the Parade: An Interview with Paulinho da Viola
by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque

Transforming Brazilian Speech into Popular Song: An Interview with Luiz Tatit
by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque

Programming Brazilian Music for a Global Film Audience: An Interview with Cristian Pascual
by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque

Capturing the Soul of the Suburb: An Interview with Lula Buarque de Hollanda
by Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque

Dossier: “Music Videos in the British Screen Industries and Screen Heritage: From Innovation to Curation”

by Emily Caston

Conservation and Curation: Theoretical and Practical Issues in the Making of a National Collection of British Music Videos 1966­–2016
by Emily Caston

Music Video and Commercials Production in the UK Screen Industries: An Overlooked Dynamo of Innovation and Success
by Richard Paterson

Dancing & Dreaming: “Fifty Years of British Music Video” in Havana
by Emily Caston and Justin Smith

Interview: Kris P. Taylor
by Emily Caston
Interview: Carrie Sutton
by Emily Caston

Interview: Sophie Muller
by Emily Caston


The Conscience of Cinema: The Works of Joris Ivens 1912–1989, by Thomas Waugh
Reviewed by Jonathan Kahana

Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film, by Christian Metz
Reviewed by George Crosthwait

Netflix Nostalgia: Screening the Past on Demand, edited by Kathryn Pallister, and The Aesthetics of Nostalgia TV: Production Design and the Boomer Era, by Alex Bevan
Reviewed by Martin Fradley

The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood, by Nicholas Godfrey
Reviewed by Ryan Sherwood

George Clooney, by Paul McDonald
Reviewed by Gillian Kelly

A Companion to Italian Cinema, edited by Frank Burke
Reviewed by Jeffrey Longacre

The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo, by D. B. Jones
Reviewed by Gaurav Pai

Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics and Internationalism, 1949­–1966
by Jessica Ka Yee Chan
Reviewed by Max Berwald

Werner Herzog: Filmmaker and Philosopher, by Richard Eldridge
Reviewed by Dominic Lash

Making Sense of Mind-Game Films: Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses, by Simin Nina Littschwager
Reviewed by Luis Antunes

History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines, by Eleftheria Thanouli
Reviewed by Marina Durnin

Cinematic Narratives: Transatlantic Perspectives, edited by Morris Beja, Ellen Carol Jones, Cecilia Beecher Martins, José Duarte, and Suzana Ramos
Reviewed by David Klein Martins

The Science of Screenwriting: The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies, by Paul Gulino and Connie Shears
Reviewed by Levi Dean


Bad Mothers and Female Agency: The 76th Venice International Film Festival
Report by Lydia Tuan

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2019
Report by Dasa Raimanova

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
International, open access, peer reviewed

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