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- First issue: 2003
- FILMHAFTET was written in Swedish and English from 1973 to 2002.
- FILM INTERNATIONAL is the successor written only in English.
- "Published as a bi-monthly, full colour magazine, Film International covers all aspects of film culture in a visually dynamic way. This new breed of film publication brings together established film scholars with renowned journalists to provide an informed and animated commentary on the spectacle of world cinema."
- For previous issues see FILMHAFTET.
- Published by Intellect
- Website: www.filmint.nu

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Issue 51
July/August/September 2011

'Psychiatry quit defining madness after widespread experiments exposed shocking errors in diagnosis. Sanity is indexed to reality but reality is cultural and transient, of no fixed abode. 'Well adjusted' to what: 1930s Berlin or 1960s San Francisco? Elwood P. Dowd: "I wrestled with reality for 35 years, doctor, and I'm happy to say I finally won out over it."'

Gary McMahon on the history of 'madness', its uses and definitions, in Hollywood cinema and beyond.

Beware of the wolves! The Turkish versus the European reception of Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)

'Serdar Akar's action film Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak/Valley of the Wolves: Iraq was released in Turkey in January 2006. Riding the waves of Turkish nationalism and capitalizing on widespread frustrations over Turkey's geopolitical situation, the film became one of the most-watched local films ever. Soon afterwards, the film was released in European theatres. Although targeted at viewers of Turkish origin, the film caught the attention of others too. This marked the beginning of a polemic reception and a wide public and political denouncement of the film's anti-American and anti-Semitic character.'

A reception study by Kevin Smets, Dilek Kaya Mutlu and Roel Vande Winkel.

'He loved what he did so much!' An Interview with Evans (Evans) Frankenheimer

'Arguably post-war Hollywood's most politically engaged and astute writer/director, John Frankenheimer (1930-2002) was also an incredible visual stylist, a man who learned the craft of image-making both from his early years as a photographer and from intense and demanding work he did in quality live TV drama during the 1950s, where he managed writing, rehearsals, storyboarding and - as the shows unfolded - the instant editing made possible by multiple camera set-ups. This was a period (like the celebrated years D.W. Griffith spent at Biograph) that provided Frankenheimer with the kind of concentrated hands-on training with the medium that few have been lucky enough to experience...'

Murray Pomerance interviews the director's widow, Evans Frankenheimer, about her husband's long career and his relationship to, among others, Bobby Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and Toshiro Mifune. With an introduction by R. Barton Palmer.

'The English master of movie melodrama': Hitchcock, horror and the woman's film

'As the following will therefore demonstrate, not only was Hitchcock identified as a horror director during the 1940s, but as the central horror director of the period. Furthermore, his films clearly demonstrated the connection between films that have since been presented as separate and distinct from one another through the use of generic terms that were invented in later periods: films identified as examples of film noir or the paranoid woman's film. As a result, while many of Hitchcock's films feature the persecuted male of many supposedly noir thrillers, and often operated as the template for such films, many of his films also featured the female investigator of the paranoid woman's film...'

Mark Jancovich takes issue with the opinion that Psycho was Hitch's first horror movie.

Issue 50
April/May/June 2011
Editorial: Hollywood and the Norden
by Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kaapa (Guest editors)

Adapting National Identity: Ethical Borders Made Suspect in the Hollywood Version of Susanne Bier's Brothers
by Meryl Shriver-Rice

After The Celebration: Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love
by Arne Lunde

Hunting High and Low: Notes on Nazi Zombies, Francophiles and National Cinema(s)
by Jo Sondre Moseng and Havard Andreas Vibeto

Hollywood Sin, Scandinavian Virtue: The 1967 Revolt of I Am Curious and The Graduate
by Sψren Birkvad

Born American? Renny Harlin and Global Hollywood
by Pietari Kaapa

DVD Reviews: Dillinger is Dead, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Mala Noche, The Life of Jesus

Book Reviews: Contemporary African American Cinema, Film Architecture, Ang Lee, The Simpsons

Around the Circuit: Berlin International Film Festival

Issue 49
January/February/March 2011
Carl Freedman on Gangsterism and Capitalism

Part 1: The Supplement of Coppola: Primitive Accumulation and the Godfather Trilogy
by Carl Freedman

Part 2: Hobbes After Marx, Scorsese After Coppola: on GoodFellas
by Carl Freedman

DVD Reviews: L'Argent, Man with a Movie Camera, White Mane, The Red Balloon, Silent Light, Princess

Book Reviews: Vincente Minnelli, Orson Welles, Casablanca, Roman Polanski, The Cinema of the Balkans

Around the Circuit: The New York Film Festival

Issue 48
November/December 2010
Making Movies in Europe

Working Title Films: From Mid-Atlantic to the Heart of Europe
by Tobias Hochscherf and James Leggott

Better Late than Never? The Role of Policy in the Turkish Cinematic Revival
by Melis Behlil

Once Upon a Time in Italy: Transnational Features of Genre Production, 1960s-1970s
by Stefano Baschiera and Francesco Di Chiara

Practice Makes Perfect? The Production of the Swedish Sex Film in the 1970s
by Mariah Larsson

Made in Flanders (Redux): Film Production, Government Funding and Television Participation in Flanders, Belgium
by Leen Engelen and Roel Vande Winkel

City of Light, City of Shadows: The Difficult Take-off of a Spanish Film Studio
by Alejandro Pardo

A Film-friendly Town? Assessing a Decade at a Small Swedish Production Centre
by Olof Hedling

Issue 47
September/October 2010

Issue 46
July/August 2010

Issue 45
May/June 2010

Issue 44
March/April 2010

Issue 43
January/February 2010

Issue 42
November/December 2009

Issue 41
September/October 2009

Issue 40
July/August 2009

Issue 39
May/June 2009

Issue 38
March/April 2009

Issue 37
January/February 2009

Issue 36
November/December 2008

Issue 35
September/October 2008

Issue 34
July/August 2008

Issue 33
May/June 2008

Issue 32
March/April 2008
Editorial by Daniel Lindvall.
Science Fiction in the Brazilian Cinema: A Brief Overview by Alfredo Luiz Suppia.
New Zealand Film and Questions of Genre by Barry Keith Grant.
Digesting Steven Spielberg by Murray Pomerance.
A Personal Study of Film Studies, inspired by Film International's Frank Capra Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Criticism by Kira Takeshita.
Weaving a Dark Parody: A Psychoanalytical Reading of Zhang Yimou's Curse of the Golden Flower by Huang Yiju.
The Lovely Smallness of Doctor Who by Ken Chen.
Film Happenings by Liza Palmer.
DVD Reviews: Index 020, Index 023 (Lars Gustaf Andersson), La Haine (Philip Cartelli), Flag Wars (Chelsea Wayant).
Book Reviews: Cinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography (Carmen Siu), Filmosophy (David Sterritt).
Film Reviews: 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Anton Biel), No Country for Old Men (Jonathan Murray), Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Ruth Starkman).
Festival Reports: Compass International Festival of Resistance (Nadia Arancio and Luke Moffat), London 2007 (Harry Joll), Thessaloniki 2007 (Dimitra Kessenides), Cucalorus 2007 (James Kreul), Turin 2007 (Jan Lumholdt), Montpellier 2007 (Larry Portis).

Issue 31
January/February 2008
Editorial by Daniel Lindvall.
Control and British Cinema by John Orr.
Gillo Pontecorvo: Partisan Film-Maker by Tom Behan.
Spiralling into Interiority: Ben Bolt's Adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw by Amy Lai.
A Wave Over Boundaries: New Austrian Film by Robert von Dassanowsky.
Lone Star: American Indie Icon John Sayles at the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival by Dimitra Kessenides.
Off-kilter by Kira Takeshita.
Film Happenings by Liza Palmer.
DVD Reviews: The Burmese Harp (Hugh Noell).
Book Reviews: Peter Tscherkassky (Daniel Herbert).
Film Reviews: The Brink (Daniel O'Brien), La Morte Rouge (Carmen Siu).
Festival Reports: Z?rich (Davide Caputo), Telluride (Gary M. Kramer), Iris Prize Festival (Ryan Prout), Motovun (Steven Yates), San Sebasti?n (Jan Lumholdt)

Issue 30
November/December 2007
Editorial: Andre Bazin at 90 by Jeffrey Crouse.
Because We Need Him Now: Re-Enchanting Film Studies Through Bazin by Jeffrey Crouse.
What is Criticism? by Charles Warren.
Godard and Bazin by Diane Stevenson.
Cinema as an Art of Potential Metaphors: The Rehabilitation of Metaphor in Andre Bazin's Realist Film Theory by Mats Rohdin.
Bazin as Cavellian Realist by William Rothman.
The View Across the Courtyard: Bazin and the Evolution of Depth Style by Tom Paulus.
Andre Bazin & the Preservation of Loss by Karla Oeler.
The Best Years of Our Lives: Planes of Innocence and Experience by Richard Armstrong.
Festival Reports: Toronto 2007 (Barry Keith Grant), Z?rich 2007: interview with festival director Karl Spoerri (Davide Caputo).

Issue 29
September/October 2007
Film Scratches: Notes from the Fringe by Liza Palmer.
Film as a Radical Pedagogic Tool by Deirdre O'Neill and Michael Wayne.
Courting the Critics / Assuring the Audiences: The Modulation of Dirty Harry in a Changing Cultural Climate by Deborah Allison.
'Every Cannes Needs Its Scandal': Between Art and Exploitation in Contemporary French Film by Hampus Hagman.
A Modern Gesture: Minnelli and the Crisis of Post-War Patriarchy by Christopher Sharrett.
Jean-Marc Barr and 'Impossible Love': Love, Sex and Spirituality in the Free Trilogy by Gary M. Kramer.
DVD Reviews: Yi Yi (James Udden), Cinema 16: European Short Films (Gary M. Kramer), Clean, Shaven (Anton Bitel), Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales (Michelle Scatton-Tessier), R.W. Paul: The Collected Films, 1895-1908 (Stephen Boomer), Echoes of Forgotten Places: Urban Exploration, Industrial Archeology, and the Aesthetics of Decay (Tom Stanek), Army in the Shadows (Harry Joll).
Book Reviews: Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (Mattias Frey), Dudley Murphy: Hollywood Wild Card (Ethan de Seife).
Festival Reports: Cannes 2007 (Jan Lumholdt).

Issue 28
July/August 2007
Appearing Fabu-lous: From Tender Romance to Horrifying Sex by Frances Harding.
'Looking at Ourselves in Our Mirror': Agency, Counter-Discourse, and the Nigerian Video Film by Chukwuma Okoye.
Nnebue: The Anatomy of Power by Jonathan Haynes.
The Act and Art of Seeing Visual Media in West Africa: TV and Video in Northern C?te d'Ivoire by Till F?rster.
Creating the Balance: Hallelujah Masculinities in a Ghanaian Video Film by Wisdom Agorde.
The Hausa Video Film: The Call of the Muezzin by Hyginus Ekwuazi.
Magical Realism and the 'Power' of Nollywood Home Video Films by Hope Eghagha.
Currying Favour: Eastern Media Influences and the Hausa Video Film by Abdalla Uba Adamu.
The Pan-Africanism We Have: Nollywood's Invention of Africa by John C. McCall.
Women, Religion and Guilt in Hausa Home Video: An Assessment by Aminu Fagge Mohammad.
'Nollywood': What's in a Name? by Jonathan Haynes.
The 'Nollywood Rising' Conference by Brian Larkin.
Nollywood Comes to the Caribbean by Philip Cartelli.
DVD Reviews: Letters from Iwo Jima (Bryan Nixon), Kicking and Screaming (Liza Palmer), Army of Shadows (Tim Palmer).
Book Reviews: Roman Polanski: The Cinema of a Cultural Traveller (Davide Caputo), The Face on the Screen: Death, Recognition & Spectatorship (Stephanie Dickison)

Issue 27
May/June 2007
Greece and Rome on Screen by Theresa Urbainczyk.
Catch Hannibal at Mr. Ripley's Fight Club If You Can: From Eurodecadent Cinema to American Nationalist Allegory by Robert von Dassanowsky.
From Ruggles to Rally; or, America, America! The Strange Career of Leo McCarey by Robin Wood.
Stephen Frears: Master of Hi-Lo Culture by Deborah Allison.
Camus and Carne Transformed: Bergman's The Silence versus Antonioni's The Passenger by John Orr.
Czech Dream in a Capitalist Republic: An Interview with Czech Film-Maker Filip Remunda by Roderick Coover.
DVD Reviews: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Mark Bould), Baadasssss (aka How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass) (Mark Bould), Divan (Pamela S. Evers), Prom Night in Kansas City (Pamela S. Evers), Film ist. [1-12] DVD Edition (James Kreul), Films from a Dark Room (James Kreul).
Book Reviews: Into the Vortex: Female Voice and Paradox in Film (Stephanie Dickison), The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917-1999 (Adina L. Riggins), Theory of the Image: Capitalism, Contemporary Film, and Women (Tom Stanek), Cinema 1 & 2 (Sherryl Vint).
Festival Reports: Berlin 2007 (Jan Lumholdt).

Issue 26
March/April 2007
This Amazing Stranger from the Planet Krypton': Industrial Design and the Machine Paradigm in the Fleischer Animated Superman shorts 1941-43 by Marek Wasielewski.
Oh My God, This Film's Really Turning Me On!: Adapting Flash Gordon by Mark Bould.
Souffles and Sexual Tightropes: An Interview with Mike Hodges by Mark Bould.
Superheroes for Perverts - Zizek and Bordwell Go to the Funny Papers by Mark Murphy.
Mina, The Magical Female: Inferential Sexism in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Joshua Cozine.
DVD Reviews: Seduced and Abandoned (Terry Hobgood), The Essential Atom Egoyan Box Set (Sherryl Vint).
Book Reviews: Les Diaboliques (Chelsea Wayant), Women & Experimental Filmmaking (Lars Gustaf Andersson), The Last Great American Picture Show: New Hollywood Cinema in the 1970s (Michael Coyne), Anita Loos Rediscovered (Stephanie Dickison), The New European Cinema (Mattias Frey), Realer than Reel: Global Directions in Documentary (Annabelle Honess Roe), Popular Cinema in Brazil (Gary M. Kramer), Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Paul N. Reinsch), The Cinema of Scandinavia (Ann-Kristin Wallengren), Odeon Cinemas 2 (Deborah Allison), An Amourous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema 1896-1937 (Brian R. Jacobson), British Film Makers: Derek Jarman (Ryan Prout).
Festival Reports: Torino (Jan Lumholdt), Marrakech (Jan Lumholdt), Tokyo Filmex (Eija Niskanen), Hiroshima (Eija Niskanen)

Issue 25
January/February 2007

Issue 24
November/December 2006

Issue 23
September/October 2006

Issue 22
July/August 2006

Issue 21
May/June 2006

Issue 20
March/April 2006

Issue 19
January/February 2006

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