Archive • June 2012

Hitchcock’s Directorial Debut, Restored

posted June 29, 2012

The British Film Institute has issued its painstaking restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's directorial debut, "The Pleasure Garden," of 1925.

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European TV Memories

posted June 20, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS Journal of European Television History and Culture ‘European TV Memories’ Deadline: September 6 2012 The Journal of European Television History and Culture welcomes paper proposals for its third issue dedicated to “European TV Memories” and guest-edited by Jérôme Bourdon (Tel Aviv University) and Berber Hagedoorn (Utrecht University). The journal is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal

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Final EUscreen Conference

posted June 20, 2012

Television Heritage and the Web 13-14 September 2012 ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary EUscreen, the best-practice network for Europe’s television heritage, has announced its third and final international conference on Television Heritage and the Web. The programme consists of two workshops, a plenary session with keynotes, and case studies. Attendance is free but online registration is

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J-Film Goes Global

posted June 18, 2012

Anime, J-horror, and Japanese personal documentary and “ethnic cinema” have gone global, and that’s in good part due to the advent of digital technology. So writes Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano in Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age, just out from the University of Hawai’i Press. The associate professor of film studies at Carleton University in Ottawa explores

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J-Film Goes Global

posted June 18, 2012

Anime, J-horror, and Japanese personal documentary and "ethnic cinema" have gone global, and that's in good part due to the advent of digital technology.

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Instant Cinema: Experimental Media Art Online

posted June 13, 2012

Instant Cinema is a platform for experimental film, video, and computer art designed “to compensate for half a century of under-exposure ... by exhibiting some of the great classics of recent history, side by side with the work of today’s most talented media artists.”

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National Film Preservation Foundation Helps to Save Films by Tod Browning, John Cage, and Many Others

posted June 13, 2012

The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced grant awards designed to save 60 endangered films.

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Wunderkino: Polavision, Operation Ditty, and the Avant-Garde

posted June 12, 2012

Amazing and extraordinary studies of amateur and non-theatrical films is what the organizers of Wunderkino asked for, and they have now announced what they got.

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Roxy Rothafel, Begetter of American Entertainment

posted June 5, 2012

Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel was one of the most extraordinary founders of modern American entertainment. During his life (1882-1936), he was a film exhibitor, stage producer, radio broadcaster, musical arranger, theater manager, war propagandist, and international celebrity – an influential figure of the silent era who helped to bring together film, music, and live performance. As

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