Film Matters is happy to announce that FM 5.2 (2014 — and not 2015, as the front cover of the issue may suggest!) is out.
In this issue, you will find the following peer-reviewed feature articles:
- Reclaiming the Spectacle of Fright and Freaks in Freak Orlando by Vilma Castaneda
- The Film Bodies of Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Chia Soon Hann Justin Ian
- Female Paranoia: The Psychological Horror of Roman Polanski by Rob Davies
- The Specter of War in Contemporary Japan: Unclaimed Trauma, Contesting Masculinities, and the Disintegrated (National) Body in Ichi the Killer by Alexander Espeland
- Tarrying Awhile in Front of a Blank Screen: Nam June Paik, Zen for Film by Eugene Kwon
- Satirizing Phallocentric Capitalism in South Korea: Modification and Commodification of the Female Body by Jee Hee Lim
- The Role of Emotion in Oppression in Marker’s La Jetée and Sembène’s La Noire de… by Corrine Quirk
Two themed dossiers. One on Disney, with the following featurettes:
- The House of Mouse, Superheroes and Stormtroopers: How Disney Is Monopolizing and Dominating the Entertainment Industry by Dustin Fleischmann and Jonathan Mayo
- From Snow to Ice: A Study of the Progression of Disney Princesses from 1937 to 2014 by Maegan M. Davis
- Marketing Childhood: An Interview with Shannon Silva by Zoë June Frank
- Change or No Change: Native American Representations of Race in Disney by Justin R. J. King
And the other on Wes Anderson, with the following featurettes:
- The Evolution of Wes Anderson’s Cinematography by Richard F. Martin
- “Does This Seem Fake?”: Wes Anderson’s Kingdom of Visual Absurdity by Matt Herzog
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in Twelve Frames by Emily Anderson, Zach Boylston, Christopher Schammel, and Kailyn N. Warpole
The next “Mapping Contemporary Cinema” installment from Queen Mary, University of London:
- Returning to America with Something to Say: Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine by Raphael Uribe Ruiz
The following featurettes:
- Post-Apocalyptic Cinema: What the Future Tells Us About Today by Stephen Glawson
- An Adaptation of Ice and Fire: D. B. Weiss and David Benioff ’s Television Adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s Unfilmable A Song of Ice and Fire by Stephen Murphy
The winning caption for the April 2014 Caption Contest by Francesca Alberigi, with commentary by Justin R. J. King.
As well as DVD/Blu-ray and book reviews by: Logan Bennett, Stuart Collier, Ellie Cooper, Dallis Frie Covey, Matt Herzog, Michael J. Lee, Kailyn N. Warpole, and Caitlin Zera.
Finally, completing the issue is a Color Stock design, celebrating Across the Universe (2007), by Kailyn N. Warpole.
It’s a big issue! And we are pleased with it. Thanks to all our authors and editors for making it happen!
For more information about issue 5.2, please visit: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2876/
And become a Film Matters author yourself — respond to a call for papers or inquire about reviewing today!