Film International covers film culture as part of the broader culture, history and economy of society. We address topics of contemporary relevance from historically informed perspectives. We wish to bridge the gap between the academy and the outside world, and encourage the participation of scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as journalists, freelance writers, activists and film-makers.
Joe Carducci writes about the Ford brothers, John and Francis, and ‘the men who shot westerns’ in an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Stone Male. John Marmysz maps Scotland as ‘a site of sacrifice’ in films such as The Wicker Man, Breaking the Waves and NEDs. Daniel Garrett writes about a film that is ‘a commemoration of a people’s culture’, Julie Dash’s Daughter’s of the Dust. ‘Many theories of culture and technology stress the purely destructive elements of simulation, not taking into account that mediatised simulation has become a way to interact with and influence the reality in which we live’: Axel Andersson looks at the rise of computer technology and the reality of simulation. Peter Wilshire looks at the reality behind a Chinese World War Two epic, Back to 1942. This and much more in issue #68.
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