Category Archives: film

Tami Williams has received the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research in the Humanities Award for her book Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations. The UWM Office of Research & Graduate School, in announcing the award noted of Williams: The 2014 publication of Germaine Dulac: … Continue reading

Today our 1915: Whatta Year! series turns to pop culture colossus Frank Sinatra, born on December 12 of that storied year in Hoboken, New Jersey. “Ol Blue Eyes” made his name with his voice, but he was a fixture on the silver screen beginning … Continue reading

The third in our series of posts on how university presses and other small publishing concerns can enjoy greater financial security by creating new revenue streams. The introductory post is here. The second post is here. Strategy No. 3: Going Hollywood It’s no secret … Continue reading

Seeing, for many, is believing. Authors Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman have taken a look at how we see news gatherers and the news business in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media. In the introduction to … Continue reading

James Naremore is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He answered some questions about the new Centennial Anniversary Edition of his touchstone work The Magic World of Orson Welles. Q: The new edition of The Magic World of Orson Welles … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination by Nicole Seymour has received the 2015 ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). The official presentation … Continue reading

The recent Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair features a long story by Josh Karp on Orson Welles’s Quixotic quest to finish The Other Side of the Wind, referred to ever after as his lost masterpiece. A great deal more insider detail on Wind can … Continue reading

From wunderkind to auteur to pop culture curiosity, Orson Welles traveled fame’s full arc. It is a credit to his genius that, despite a marriage to Rita Heyworth and a dismal work-for-hire life that included cheap wine ads, we remember … Continue reading

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Orson Welles. The pride of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Welles dropped into life as the son of inventor-wagon factory owner Richard Welles and musician-suffragette Beatrice Welles (nee Ives). A pampered childhood evolved … Continue reading

Orson Welles spent his declining years as a pop culture man of all seasons. Hounded by the IRS, desperate to fund the numerous films on his artistic agenda, the director took on all manner of opportunities open to those with a … Continue reading