Fall '13

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Matthias Stork
    Andrew Young
  • Features:
    Bobby Schweizer
  • Reviews:
    Jose Gallegos
    James Gilmore
  • Columns:
    Oscar Moralde
    Matthias Stork
  • META:
    Harrison Gish
    Bryan Wuest
    Andrew Young

Mediascape
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television
102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

 

General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Letter from the Editors
by Matthias Stork and Andrew Young

Features

Moving Through Videogame Cities
by Bobby Schweizer

Reviews

The Impossible – Or How I Learned Thailand Was Filled with European Tourists
by Jose Gallegos

Absolute Anxiety Test: Urban Wreckage in The Dark Knight Rises
by James Gilmore

Columns

Dimensions of the Digital City
by Oscar Moralde

Space-Wars: Mapping the Aesthetics of Post-Cinematic City Space in Action Films and Video Games
by Matthias Stork

Meta

Negotiating Transitional Spaces in Classic Games
by Harrison Gish

Invisible Walls: Narrativizing Spatial Limitation in Ico and Assassin’s Creed II
by Bryan Wuest

Perpetual Game Space in Crime City: Game Design in the Age of Social Network Gaming
by Andrew Young

Winter '13

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Andy Myers
    Andrew Young
  • Features:
    Andrew DeWaard
    Lindsay Giggey
    Matthew Perkins
  • Reviews:
    Dana Covit
    Dennis Lo
  • Columns:
    James Gilmore
    Jane'a Johnson
    Vanessa Mancia
  • META:
    Matthias Stork
    Kelly Lake

Mediascape
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television
102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

 

General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Introduction

Letter from the Editors
by Andy Myers and Andrew Young

Features

The Crowd Mind: The Archival Legacy of the Payne Fund Studies’ Movies and Conduct (1933)
by Christina Petersen

Headline Hollywood: A discourse analysis of the Variety archive
by Bryan Sebok

Reviews

Total Archive: Picturing History from the Stereographic Library to the Digital Database
by Brooke Belisle

All The World’s A Video Wall: Technology, Humanity, and the Things in Between. Reviewing Chris Salter’s Entangled
by Judith Kohlenberger and Samuel Zwaan

Murder and Montage: Oliver Stone’s Hyperreal Period
by Randy Laist

Review of Useful Cinema
by Andrew Myers

Something Borrowed from the Past: Wedding Photography and Super 8mm
by Paul Gansky

Columns

Transmission: Considering New Media and the Online Histories of HIV/AIDS
by Christopher Garland

Alex Haley’s Roots and Hyperreal Historiography
by Randy Laist

Meta

What Happens When You Sleep? Multiple Layers of Voyeurism in the Paranormal Activity Trilogy
by Alexandra Schroeder

Déjà-Viewing? Videographic Experiments in Intertextual Film Studies
by Catherine Grant

The Three Fates of the Maltese Falcon: Hammet's Novel at Warner Bros.
by Clifford James Galiher

Photography and Fictionality
by Jens Schröter

Transmedia Synergies — Remediating Films and Video Games
by Matthias Stork

In Retrospect: 2012 Los Angeles Animation Festival
by Kelly Lake

“A Film is Alive During its Making” – An Interview with Filmmaker Thom Andersen
by Matthias Stork

On Cinemetrics, Video Essays, and Digital Scholarship – An Interview with Dr. Yuri Tsivian and Dr. Daria Khitrova
by Matthias Stork

Winter '11

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Jennifer Porst
    Maya Montañez Smukler
    Bryan Hartzheim
  • Features:
    Katy Ralko
    Michelle Ton

  • Reviews:
    James Fleury
    Dennis Lo
  • Columns:
    Ross Lenihan
    Benjamin Sampson
  • META:
    Heather Collette-VanDeraa
    Nilo Naraghi

Mediascape
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television
102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

 

General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Introduction

Letter from the Editors
by Maya Montañez Smukler, Jennifer Porst, and Bryan Hartzheim

Features

From Synthespian to Avatar: Re-framing the Digital Human in Final Fantasy and The Polar Express
By Jessica Aldred

Tsuruko Aoki: Wife, Lover, Transcultural Star (visual essay)
By Bryan Hikari Hartzheim

Pop Music and Wong Kar-wai (visual essay)
By Brian Hu

Impact on Soft Power of Cultural Mobility: Japan to East Asia
By Seiko Yasumoto

Reviews

Suturing the Wound of Globalization: Immigration and Organs in Dirty Pretty Things
By Abby Hinsman

Coming of Age in Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches
By Dennis Lo

Meta

Small Cinemas: How They Thrive and Why They Matter
By Mette Hjort

Roundtable Discussion on the Local and Global in Media Studies
Respondents: Amelie Hastie, Roshanak Khesti & Laura U. Marks

Columns

Introduction
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Robert Greenwald Interview
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Ina Inaba Interview
By Ross Lenihan

Amie Williams Interview
By Ben Sampson

Globalization, Digital Films, and New Directions in Documentary
By Tom Zaniello

Speculations on the Virtual and the Viral Witness to Human Rights Crises
By Sam Gregory and Patricia Zimmermann

Columns Videos

Local/Global in Documentary Films: Traditional Media and New Media (video interview)
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Local/Global in Documentary Films: Short Format vs Long Format (video interview)
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Local/Global in Documentary Films: New Media and Social Change (video interview)
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Local/Global in Documentary Films: Effectiveness of Advocacy Media (video interview)
By Ross Lenihan & Ben Sampson

Fall '09

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Jennifer Porst
    Maya Montañez Smukler
  • Associate Features Editor:
    Mila Zuo
  • Columns Editor:
    Bryan Hartzheim
  • Assistant Columns Editor:
    Paula Perez
  • META Editor:
    David O'Grady
  • Assistant META Editor:
    Heather Collette-VanDeraa
  • Research Assistant:
    Katherine Simon
  • Web Designer:
    Delicious Simplicity

Mediascape
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television
102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Introduction

Letter from the Editors
by Maya Montañez Smukler and Jennifer Porst

Features

Sex, Comedy and Controversy: Kiss Me, Stupid, What's New, Pussycat?, New Hollywood, and Metropolitan Taste
By Ken Feil

The Shaw-Tarantino Connection: Rolling Thunder Pictures and the Exploitation Aesthetics of Cool
By Kenneth Chan

"A Hell of a Place": The Everyday as Revisionist Content in Contemporary Westerns
By Erica Stein

Video Essays

Introductions
By Jennifer Porst, Maya Montañez Smukler

White House, Black President
By Clifford Hilo, Maya Montañez Smukler, Julia Wright

Layers of Paradox in F for Fake
By Benjamin Sampson

HBO's Cinematized Television
By Erin Hill and Brian Hu

Towards a New Genre of Video Game Play
By Drew Morton, David O'Grady and Jennifer Porst

Columns

"This is what's really cool about NFL Films" - An Interview with Margaret Ruffing Morris
By Jennifer Porst

Reading ESPN Against Niches
By Sudeep Sharma

Meta

Scholars on the Subject of Media, Politics and the Academy (in 10 parts)
By Jason Mittell, Scott Ruston, Timothy Shary, and Vernon Shetley

Urban Script: Constructing the Site Through Narrative and Documentary Structures
By Diane Davis-Sikora

Fall '08

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Jennifer Porst
    Maya Montañez Smukler
  • Features Editor:
    Mila Zuo
  • Assistant Features Editor:
    Corella Difede
  • Reviews Editor:
    Brian Hu
  • Columns Editor:
    Bryan Hartzheim
    Jonathan Cohn
  • META Editor:
    David O’Grady
  • Copy Editor:
    Paula Perez
  • Research Assistant:
    Katherine Simon
  • Web Designer:
    Delicious Simplicity
  • General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu
  • Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Introduction

Letter from the Editors
by Maya Montañez Smukler and Jennifer Porst

Articles

By, For, and About: The 'Real' Problem in the Feminist Film Movement
by Shilyh Warren

Gray or Black? Howard Koch and the Elusive Architecture of the Hollywood "Lists"
by Heather Heckman

Reviews

Media Spectacle and the 2008 Presidential Election: Some Pre-Election Reflections
by Douglas Kellner

Low and Behold: Using Fiction/Documentary Hybridity to See the Real Damage of Hurricane Katrina
by David O'Grady

Columns

New Media as Election Strategy: How Obama and McCain Court the Net Generation
by Brett McCracken

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Animated Sitcoms and Political Incorrectness
by Phil Scepanski

Bad Techno-Subjects: Griefing is Serious Business
by Aubrey Anable

Meta

Scholars on the Subject of Media, Politics and the Academy (in 12 parts)
By Allyson Nadia Field, Toby Miller, Bill Nichols, and Chuck Tryon

Spring '08

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    Jennifer Porst
    Brett McCracken
  • Features Editor:
    Maya Montañez Smukler
  • Reviews Editor:
    Brian Hu
  • Columns Editor:
    Jonathan Cohn
  • META Editor:
    Bill McClain
  • Research Assistant:
    Jasmine Thornewell
  • Web Designer:
    Delicious Simplicity
  • General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu
  • Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Introduction

Letter from the Editors
by Brett McCracken and Jennifer Porst

Articles

Historiography of the World Part 1: The Jewish Body, Historical Crisis and The Comedic Farce
by Joshua Louis Moss

Acting for the Cameras: Performance in the Multi-Camera Sitcom
by Christine Becker

Male Masculinity as the Celebration of Failure: The Frat Pack, Women, and the Trauma of Victimization in the "Dude Flick"
by Peter Alilunas

Reviews

O Brother, O Sister
by Jeffrey Sconce

And Now, Just the News: A Week in the Life of A Daily Show
by Nick Marx

The Darjeeling Limited: Critiquing Orientalism on the Train to Nowhere
by Nandana Bose

Columns

First-Person-Shooter-Suicide and Some Political Provocations of Emergent Gameplay
by John Bridge

Machinimateur Wanted: The Professionalization of Machinima
by Robert Jones

Game Capture: The Machinima Archive and the History of Digital Games
by Henry Lowood

Notes on What One Can Learn About a Video Game Without Playing It
by Deanna Gross

Trauma Engines: Representing School Shootings Through Halo
by Harrison Gish

Meta

A Manifesto For Critical Media
by Eric Faden

The Documentary's New Politics
by Eric Faden

"Here Comes the Sun?" Persephone's Winter and the Gendered Construction of Myth
by Phil Wagner

Some Analog Lines
David Lowery

World of Wonder: An Authorized Documentary of a Production Subculture
by Adam Fish

Notes Towards a Project on Citizen Kane
by Paul Malcolm

Spring '07

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    John Bridge
    Erin Hill
  • Features Editor:
    Laurel Westrup
  • Reviews Editor:
    Brian Hu
  • Columns Editor:
    Jonathan Cohn
  • Research Assistant:
    Brett McCracken
  • Copy Editors:
    Bill McClain
    Jennifer Porst
  • Web Designer:
    Dawn Fratini
  • General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu
  • Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

Articles

Slights and Slants: Visual Representation in Carnivale
by Moe Folk

Negotiating Global/Local Identities: Jia Zhang-ke's The World
by Clifford Hilo

Columns

The Game Mechanics of Enlightenment - An Interview With Tracy Fullerton
by Jonathan Cohn

Is that a Kevin Smith in Your Pocket? Notes on a (Possibly) Emerging Platform
by Ethan Tussey

Obscure Objects of Media Studies: Echo, Hotbird and Ikonos
by Lisa Parks

Installments

A Curious Circumstance of the iPod Shuffle
by Bill Bahng Boyer

Reviews

The Promise: Re-writing Romantic Archetypes
by Ya-chen Chen

In Response to the AFI: Top 100 American Films by Women Directors
by Erin Hill and Brian Hu

Spring '06

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
    John Bridge
    Erin Hill
  • Features Editor:
    Laurel Westrup
  • Reviews Editor:
    Brian Hu
  • Associate Editor:
    Jason Gendler
  • Web Designer:
    Dawn Fratini
  • General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu
  • Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association
  • Articles

    "This is our Holocaust": Deepa Mehta's Earth and the Question of Partition Trauma
    by Dorothy Barenscott

    Eija-Liisa Ahtila's Affective Images in The House
    by Tarja Laine

    Storied Stores: Visual Culture and a People's History of the Archive
    by Zoe Trodd

    Reviews

    Women's History Trilogy (Kim Soyoung, 2000-2004)
    by Serena Formica

    Closed Borders and Open Secrets: Regional Lockout, the Film Industry, and Code-Free DVD Players
    by Brian Hu

    Fostering International Cinema: The Rotterdam Film Festival, CineMart, and the Hubert Bals Fund
    by Daniel Steinhart

    Spring '05

    • Co-Editors-in-Chief:
      John Bridge
      Erin Hill
    • Features Editor:
      Christopher Lane
      Amy Sloper
    • Reviews Editor:
      Brian Hu
      Rowena Aquino
    • Columns Editor:
      Mary Samuelson
    • META Editor:
      Candace Moore
    • Web Designer:
      Group Effort
    • General Email Address - Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu
    • Funding Provided by the UCLA Graduate Students' Association

    Articles

    Screen Angst: New Media Orientations and Youthfulness
    by Stephen Michael Charbonneau

    Inch'Allah Dimanche vs. Lila dit Ca: Transnational Feminism Counters the Streamlining of Accented Cinema
    by Zinaid Meeran

    Virtuality and Control In Spielberg's Minority Report
    by Jason Skonieczny

    Algunos Aspectos del Filmoteca de la UNAM
    by Noah Zweig

    Reviews

    Taking Film Studies to the Streets (and Back Again): On the Necessity of Criticism
    by Brian Hu

    Hollywood on the Head of a Pin: Montage and Marketing at the Oscars
    by Lisa Kernan

    Save the Green Planet!, Memories of Murder, and the 80s in Cinema
    by Byun Sungchan, translated by Hyongshin Kim

    Accessing Wal-Mart on the Internet: Diegetic Layers and Alternative Distribution and Exhibition Practices
    by Rowena S. Aquino

    Columns

    Notes from a Videogame Breakdown
    by Savitri Young

    Artificial Life in Real Time
    by Bernardo Rondeau

    Meta

    Notes on the "Historical Turn" and the Uses of Theory
    by Eric Vanstrom

    Your History Acts as Your Gravity: On Personal History, Passion, and Media Studies
    by Laurel Westrup


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