Splice Volume 1: issue 2 (1.2) (paperback)

Volume 1 Issue 2 spring 2007   102pp   £14.99


Contemporary film offers an insight into the world in which we live, and reflect our ambitions, our concerns and our fears. And it is often in the sphere of popular cinema, regularly overlooked by the critical cognoscenti, where we find the most interesting and relevant examples of work that can tell us something about ourselves, today. Splice is intended to bridge the gap between contemporary, often blockbuster, cinema and intelligent discourse for educators.

Independent Spirit in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
‘Mainstream’, ‘indie’ and the spaces between.

The Truman Show and its Narrative(s)
How multiple narrative strands of varying complexity can co-exist within a single film. And still star Jim Carrey.

On Board and Online – The Snakes on a Plane Phenomenon
How ‘high concept’ movie-making met internet fandom – uses and gratifications theory for the blog generation.

The Dardenne Brothers and The Child
Class, neo-realism and mise-en-scène in this Palme d’Or-winning film.

Book Reviews
1970s – France’s forgotten decade; 1980s – British cinema’s last hurrah?.


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