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Useful Cinema

Patrick Russell recommends this to anyone interested in the intricacies of the relationship between media and society.

Response to Review of Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain

As a central aim of our book was to cast light into a hitherto shadowed corner, all reviews are welcome. It is particularly gratifying, however, to read one that recognises something of the context of the book’s creation and takes the time to offer a seriously engaged close commentary. Approaching, effectively, a new area ofContinue reading “Response to Review of Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain”

Response to Review no. 432

Simon Brown’s review raises several important questions in relation to recent developments in the study of early cinema, not least the growing focus on the need for interdisciplinary approaches that provide access to this rich material for a broad spectrum of scholars and general public alike. His analysis of the paradigm shift from a textualContinue reading “Response to Review no. 432”