Scope, the online journal of film and TV studies from the University of Nottingham, has posted a new issue and Catherine Grant breaks it down at Film Studies for Free: "In addition to an excellent selection of main articles, there is an astonishing array of book and film reviews and conference reports, the latter sections in particular flagging up the enormous, but highly worthwhile, collective editorial effort that goes into producing a very good quality Open Access journal."
Otherwise, this Monday has so far been an odds-n-ends sort of day. Lots of tweetables, but only a couple of items with the endurance to make a roundup. "The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled 43 features that will screen in the 10th annual event's World Narrative and Documentary Competitions as well as its inaugural Viewpoints sidebar today, with selections hailing from 32 countries, including 42 World, 11 International, 19 North American, 7 US and 8 New York Premieres." Brian Brooks has all the titles, descriptions, the works at indieWIRE. The festival runs from April 20 through May 1. Also: Daniel Loria's got a preview of the Dallas International Film Festival (March 31 through April 10).
"The film and television director Charles Jarrott, who has died of cancer aged 83, began his career during a golden period of British TV drama, working on Armchair Theatre and The Wednesday Play in the 1960s alongside writers and directors such as Ken Loach, Dennis Potter and David Mercer." Ronald Bergan in the Guardian: "Both series were presided over by the Canadian producer Sydney Newman, who encouraged original work — what he called 'agitational contemporaneity' — and had an astonishing impact. But in 1969 Jarrott's career took a different turn when he left for Hollywood, thereby increasing his income a hundredfold, while having to contend with far less adventurous material. His best films were his first, two Elizabethan costume dramas, Anne of the Thousand Days and Mary, Queen of Scots, enlivened by the Oscar-nominated performances of Richard Burton (Henry VIII), Geneviève Bujold (Anne Boleyn) and Vanessa Redgrave (Mary Stuart); Jarrott himself won a Golden Globe for his direction of the former." More from Joe Leydon.
Meantime, it was on this day in 1999 that Stanley Kubrick passed away. And that calls for a trip to Coudal Partners' magnificent and perpetually updated archive, "Stuff About Stanley Kubrick."
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