Latest Prints – Broadcast and Cinema Studies



2 What is film?
Books, Julie N.
New York : Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: PN1995.B724
2 Humor and satire on contemporary television : animation and the American joke
Ezell, Silas Kaine.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Call No: PN1992.8.A59E99
3 Japanese film and the floating mind : cinematic contemplations of being
Vicari, Justin.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.J3V628
4 Coming back to a theater near you : a history of Hollywood reissues, 1914-2014
Hannan, Brian.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.9.D57H243
5 Outsiders : American photography and film 1950s-1980s
Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden.
New York : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. ; Toronto, Ontario : In association with Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.25.U94
6 Filming the city urban documents, design practices, and social criticism through the lens
Edward M. Clift.
Bristol : Intellect Ltd, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.9.C513F487
7 Ghostly desires : queer sexuality and vernacular Buddhism in contemporary Thai cinema
Fuhrmann, Arnika.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Call No: PN1993.5.T5F959
8 The Routledge companion to cinema and politics
Yannis Tzioumakis and Claire Molloy.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.9.P6R869
9 The multilingual screen : new reflections on cinema and linguistic difference
Tijana Mamula, Lisa Patti.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.4.M961
9 Spectacular television : exploring televisual pleasure
Helen Wheatley.
London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2016.
Call No: PN1992.55.W557


Latest Prints – Broadcast & Cinema Studies



2 Salaam Bollywood : representations and interpretations
Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal, and Parichay Patra.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Call No: PN1993.5.I8S159
2 Cinema in the expanded field
François Bovier & Adeena Mey.
Zurich : JRP Ringier ; Dijon : In co-edition with Les presses du réel, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.A1C574ce
3 WKW : the cinema of Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar Wai.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
Call No: PN1998.3.W65W835
4 The Marvel Studios phenomenon : inside a transmedia universe
Flanagan, Martin.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: PN1999.M25F583
5 Singapore radio : then and now
Freeman, Bradley C.
Newcatle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
Call No: PN1991.3.S55F855
6 Ghostly desires : queer sexuality and vernacular Buddhism in contemporary Thai cinema
Fuhrmann, Arnika.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Call No: PN1993.5.T5F959
7 Publishing and the academic world : passion, purpose and possible futures
Ciaran Sugrue and Sefika Mertkan.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Call No: Z286.S37P976p
8 Cinematic cuts : theorizing film endings
Sheila Kunkle.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.C574ct
9 When the cock crows : a history of the Pathé Exchange
Ward, Richard Lewis.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.
Call No: PN1999.P34W262
9 Teaching with Disney
Julie C. Garlen, Jennifer A. Sandlin.
New York : Peter Lang, 2016.
Call No: PN1999.W27T253




Fantascope is the name of one of the first devices used to view moving images in the 19 centuries, and the pre cursor of today’s film projector.  So every month this section of the blog will look at news from the movie industry.

This month we address a recent controversy over the remake of the Ghostbusters film. If you haven’t seen the movie or heard about the controversy, the issue that shook up many fans of the original film was that the Ghostbusters are now all played by women. The original line up was all men.

I confess I am a fan of the original movie and finding out about the all women cast only wanted to make me watch it more. So what’s the big deal?

Well to many devoted fans, this is a contradiction of the original movie. Sure the characters are still smart, funny and chasing ghost, just that now they have an option to where skirts or dress.

How does changing the sex of the original cast take away anything from the movie or story line? Would it make a difference if all the Avengers were women? What a James Bond that was of an African descendant?


A film with a cult following can have such a dramatic affect, especially when a remake is done. There are various examples of this in movies like Star Wars and Star Trek. And there is a debate if you should even attempt to remake a classic, like Ben-Hur (for those of you who may not know this but the original Ben Hur was produced in 1959, and it became an epic movie).

What is your take on the Ghostbusters? If there is really something wrong in your neighborhood, would you still call the Ghostbusters?

Through the Airwaves – Don’t put all your eggs into one basket


Through the Airwaves is a section of the Communication and Information blog which will look at one interesting subject related to the broadcast industry. This month we look at the television programming.

So what if you have a hit show? If you realise shows don’t last forever. After a while audience either lose interest or the cast lose interest or worse yet, the writer lose interest.

You have seen it happen to may your favourite shows from Glee to the X-Files, sustaining a hot show is not that easy.

In a recent article, HBO is now, trying to figure out their next strategy for sustaining programs. They are flying high with Game of Thrones, but when this show ends (and it seems it is coming to that soon) how will they garner a new hit.

Programming for a network is like a chess game, you need to know what to place where and then how to move the programs around for better impact.

Then of course there is deciding what show will succeed and fall flat, if I told pitch to you a show about a bunch or highly intelligent researchers navigating through life as a comedy, would you give me money to make that show. (I am talking about the hit comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, of course).

Is there a certain science to broadcast programming or do you just go with that ‘gut feeling’ when it comes to selecting the shows? If you were given a chance to run an entire TV station, what would you schedule?

Latest Prints – Broadcasts & Cinema Studies


2 Place, power, situation, and spectacle : a geography of film
Aitken, Stuart C.
Rowman & Littlefield, 1994
Call No: PN1995.P697
2 SRK and global Bollywood
Dudrah, Rajinder Kumar.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Call No: PN2888.S53S774
3 Mothers on mothers : maternal readings of popular television
Feasey, Rebecca.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: PN1992.8.M58F288
4 Tourist distractions : traveling and feeling in transnational Hallyu cinema
Choe, Youngmin.
Duke University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.K6C545t
5 Profane parables : film and the American dream
Rindge, Matthew S.
Baylor University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1995.5.R579
6 Disney, culture, and curriculum
Garlen, Julie C.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: PN1999.W27D612dc
7 Transnational orientalisms in contemporary spanish and latin american cinema
Goncalves, Michele Davila.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.S7G635
8 Current controversies in philosophy of film
Thomson-Jones, Katherine.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: PN1995.C976c
9 Film festivals : history, theory, method, practice
Valck, Marijke de.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: PN1993.4.F487ff
9 Movie journal : the rise of the new American cinema, 1959-1971
Mekas, Jonas.
Columbia University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.U6M516


Latest Prints – Broadcast & Cinema Studies


2 The changing face of Korean cinema, 1960 to 2015
Yecies, Brian.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.K6Y42t
2 Quality Hollywood : markers of distinction in contemporary studio film
King, Geoff.
I.B. Tauris, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.U6K52q
3 Impersonal enunciation, or, The place of film
Metz, Christian.
Columbia University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1995.M596e
4 The formative years of the telegraph union
Fari, Simone.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
Call No: TK5102.2.F224
5 Slow cinema
De Luca, Tiago.
Edinburgh University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1995.S634
6 Cinema in Muslim societies
Ahmad, Ali Nobil.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.I74C574
7 The foundations of marketing practice : a history of book marketing in Germany
Fullerton, Ronald A.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: Z285.6.F971
8 Multiple language versions made in Babelsberg : Ufa’s international strategy, 1929-1939
Wahl, Chris.
Amsterdam University Press, 2016
Call No: PN1999.U35W136
9 The secret life of Ealing Studios : Britain’s favourite film studio
Sellers, Robert.
Aurum Press, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.G7S467
9 Movies, myth, and the national security state
BO’Meara, Dan.
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.U6M55


Latest Prints – Broadcast & Cinema Studies


2 The format age : television’s entertainment revolution
Chalaby, Jean K.
Polity Press, 2016
Call No: PN1992.55.C436
2 New Hong Kong cinema : transitions to becoming Chinese in 21st-century East Asia
Cheung, Ruby.
Berghahn Books, 2016
Call No: PN1993.5.C4C526n
3 Yonfan’s Bugis Street
Chan, Kenneth.
Hong Kong University Pres, 2015
Call No: PN1997.B84Y55
4 Sacramento on the air : how the mcclatchy family revolutionized west coast broadcasting
Kassis, Annette.
History Press,
Call No: HE8698.K19
5 How to watch a movie
Thomson, David.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Call No: PN1994.T482
6 New Mexico filmmaking
Berg, Jeff.
History Press, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.N42B493
7 Reel world : an anthropology of creation
Pandian, Anand.
Duke University Press, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.I8P189
8 Writing for TV and radio : a writers’ and artists’ companion
Teddern, Sue.
Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Call No: PN1992.7.T256
9 Chinese-language film : historiography, poetics, politics
Lu, Sheldon H.
University of Hawaii Press, 2005
Call No: PN1993.5.C4C539
9 Star bodies and the erotics of suffering
Bell-Metereau, Rebecca Louise.
Wayne State University Press, 2015
Call No: PN1995.S795s


World Press Photo 2016

World Press Photo 2016

If you haven’t heard yet, there is a World Press Photo Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, presented by The Straits Times. The exhibition which has toured the world showcases images from significant moments of 2014.

These powerful images fill the hallways of the National Museum and are thought provocation, attention grabbing and stunning all at the same time.

The World Press 2016 winners have been announced as well. If you like to learn more about the World Press Organization, you can access their website here.

Looking at these images, they are a reminder of what photojournalists go through to get images, which speaks a thousand words and invokes a thousand more thoughts.

Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies


1 New silent cinema
Flaig, Paul.
Routledge, 2016.
Call No: PN1995.N532n
2 The pop music idol and the spirit of charisma : reality television talent shows in the digital economy of hope
Cvetkovski, Trajce, 1968-
Palgrave Maccmillan, 2015.
Call No: PN1992.8.R43C993
3 Those who made it : speaking with the legends of Hollywood
Tibbetts, John C.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6T552
4 Edwardians on screen : from Downton Abbey to Parade’s End
Byrne, Katherine, 1978.
Palgrave Macmillian, 2015.
Call No: PN1992.8.H56B995
5 Reel history : the world according to the movies
Von Tunzelmann, Alex, 1977.
Atlantic Books, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.9.H5V945
6 Woody Allen : a retrospective
Shone, Tom, 1967.
Thames & Hudson, 2015
Call No: PN1998.3.A45S559
7 Film light : meaning and emotion
Lara, Thompson.
Manchester University Press, 2015.
Call No: TR891.L318
8 Studying Indian cinema
Ahmed, Omar.
Auteur, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.I8A286
9 The comic book film adaptation : exploring modern Hollywood’s leading genre
Burke, Liam (Liam P.)
University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
Call No: PN1997.85.B959
9 Film and politics in India : cinematic charisma as a gateway to political power
Pongiyannan, Dhamu.
Peter Lang, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.I8P796


Latest Print Titles- Broadcast and Cinema Studies

1 Keepers : the greatest films-and personal favorites-of a moviegoing lifetime
Schickel, Richard.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.U6S331
2 Film criticism in the digital age
Frey, Mattias.
Rutgers University Press, 2015
Call No: PN1995.F487fcd
3 Adaptations : some journeys from words to visuals
Rai, Shri Krishan.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.I8A221 2013
4 Life moves pretty fast : the lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don’t learn them from movies any more)
Freeman, Hadley.
Fourth Estate, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.A1F855
5 Machiavelli goes to the movies : understanding The Prince through television and film
Kasper, Eric T.
Lexington Books, 2015
Call No: JC143.M4K19
6 < Contestable nation-space : cinema, cultural politics, and transnationalism in the Marcos-Brocka Philippines
Tolentino, Roland B.
University of the Philippines Press, 2014
Call No: PN1995.9.P6T649
7 Earn How to make great radio : techniques and tips for today’s broadcasters and producers
Lloyd, David (Broadcaster).
Biteback Publishing, 2015
Call No: PN1991.5.L793
8 Postmodernism and Film : Rethinking Hollywood’s Aesthetics
Constable, Catherine.
Wallflower Press, 2015
Call No: PN1995.C756
9 The films of Adoor Gopalakrishnan : a cinema of emancipation
Ganguly, Suranjan, 1958.
Anthem Press, 2015
Call No: PN1998.3.G66F487
9 No more heroes? : steroids, cocaine, finance and film in the 70s
Neville, Carl.
Zero Books, 2015
Call No: PN1993.5.U6N523

Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

1 Madras studios : narrative, genre, and ideology in Tamil cinema
Pillai, Swarnavel Eswaran.
SAGE Publications, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.I8P641
2 The end of cinema? : a medium in crisis in the digital age
Gaudreault, André.
Columbia University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.G267t
3 Screening and depicting cultural diversity in the English-speaking world and beyond
Ahrens, Rüdiger, 1939-
Peter Lang, 2013.
Call No: PE2751.S433
4 Law and popular culture : a course book
Asimow, Michael.
Peter Lang, 2013.
Call No: PN1995.9.J8A832
5 Media and education in the digital age : concepts, assessments, subversions
Stocchetti, Matteo.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: LB1044.87.M489
6 Mediated utopias : from literature to cinema
Blaim, Artur.
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2015.
Call No: PN1997.85.M489
7 Undead memory : vampires and human memory in popular culture
Bacon, Simon, 1965-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: GR830.V3U55
8 Dialogue with directors : conversations on film
Cardullo, Bert.
Peter Lang, c2011.
Call No: PN1998.2.C268
9 Mad men and working women : feminist perspectives on historical power, resistance and otherness
Engstrom, Erika, 1964-
Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.
Call No: HD6053.E58
10 Rethinking “identities” : cultural articulations of alterity and resistance in the new millennium
Cairns, Lucille, 1963-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: BD236.R438


Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

1 Sustainable projections : concepts in film festival management
Fischer, Alex.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2013.
Call No: PN1993.4.F529
2 Film festival yearbook. 4, Film festivals and activism
Iordanova, Dina.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2012.
Call No: PN1993.4.F487f no.4
3 Film festival yearbook. 5, Archival film festivals
Marlow-Mann, Alex.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2013.
Call No: PN1993.4.F487f no.5
4 Doubling, distance and identification in the cinema
Coates, Paul, 1953-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.C652d
5 Creepiness
Kotsko, Adam.
Zero Books, 2015.
Call No: BF575.F2K87
6 Cinema and the audiovisual imagination : music, image, sound
Robertson, Robert.
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd., 2015.
Call No: PN1995.7.R651c
7 The cool and the crazy : pop fifties cinema
Stanfield, Peter, 1958-
Rutgers University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6S785
8 Orienting Hollywood : a century of film culture between Los Angeles and Bombay
Govil, Nitin.
New York University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U65G721
9 Studying early and silent cinema
Withall, Keith.
Auteur Publishing, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.7.W822
10 Fiery cinema : the emergence of an affective medium in China, 1915-1945
Bao, Weihong, 1969-
University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.C4B221

Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

1 Coming soon to a festival near you : programming film festivals
Ruoff, Jeffrey.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2012.
Call No: PN1993.4.C733
2 Brave new Bollywood : in conversation with contemporary Hindi filmmakers
Nirmal Kumar, 1964-
SAGE Publications, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.I8N721
3 Video revolutions : on the history of a medium
Newman, Michael Z.
Columbia University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1992.935.N554
4 Film festival yearbook. 6, Film festivals and East Asia
Iordanova, Dina.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.4.F487f no.6
5 The film festival reader
Iordanova, Dina.
St Andrews Film Studies, 2013.
Call No: PN1993.4.F487
6 Digital disruption : cinema moves on-line
Iordanova, Dina.
St Andrews Film Studies 2012.
Call No: PN1995.9.D57D574
7 Woman on trial : gender and the accused woman in plays from ancient greece to the contemporary stage
Kritzer, Amelia Howe.
Cambria Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1990.9.T75K92
8 Film rhythm after sound : technology, music, and performance
Jacobs, Lea.
University of California Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.7.J17
9 Videoland : movie culture at the American video store
Herbert, Daniel, 1974-
University of California Press, 2014.
Call No: HD9697.V543H536
10 Staging memories : Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A city of sadness
Nornes, Abé Mark.
Maize Books, 2015.
Call No: PN1998.3.H68N851

Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

1 The Disney fetish
Harrington, Seán (Seán J.)
John Libbey Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Call No: PN1999.W27H311
2 Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?
Raju, Zakir Hossain.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.B3R161
3 Directory of world cinema. South Korea
Balmain, Colette.
Intellect Books, c2013.
Call No: PN1993.5.K6D598
4 Small cinemas in global markets : genres, identities, narratives
Desser, David, 1987-
Lexington Books, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.S635s
5 Lure of the big screen : cinema in rural Australia and the United Kingdom
Aveyard, Karina.
Intellect, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.A8A955
6 Cine-dispositives : essays in epistemology across media
Albéra, François, 1948-
Amsterdam University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.C574cd
7 Two lenses on the Korean ethos : key cultural concepts and their appearance in cinema
Yoon, Keumsil Kim, 1950-
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.K6Y59
8 Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry
Smith, Michael Glover.
Wallflower Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U74S655
9 The economics of the audiovisual industry : financing TV, film and web / Mario La Torre
La Torre, Mario.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HE8689.7.E26L111
10 Filmmaker in focus, Wai Ka-fai Filmmaker in focus, Wai Ka-fai / [editors, Li Cheuk-to, Keith Chan] = 焦點影人, 韋家輝 / [編輯李焯桃, 陳耀榮].
Wei, Jiahui.
Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, 2011.
Call No: PN1998.3.W43F487

News You Can Use – June 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 27 May to 2 June 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Jolin Tsai video gets banned
The Straits Times, 27 May 2015, 481 words, Gwendolyn Ng, (English)
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai’s music video for the song We’re All Different, Yet The Same, featuring same-sex marriage, is banned on television and radio here. This applies to cable TV and free-to-air TV channels.

How we can be more civilised online
TODAY (Singapore), 1 June 2015, 818 words, William Wan, (English)
As the Internet and social media become more intertwined with our lives, we begin to see how the best and worst of human nature get amplified online. While the better actions of humankind do not get as much attention as they should in …

NAC cancels grant for book with ‘politically sensitive content’
TODAY (Singapore), 30 May 2015, 518 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — The National Arts Council (NAC) has withdrawn a publishing grant for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye on the eve of its Singapore launch because of “sensitive content”.

MDA Appoints GfK to Build New National Audience Measurement System
Singapore Government News, 29 May 2015, 387 words, (English)
May 29 — The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has awarded the tender for providing and managing the new Singapore Television Audience Measurement (SG-TAM) system to GfK. The award is valid for three years, with an option to …

ONLINE; One-stop destination for Asia’s best shorts
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 787 words, Dylan Tan, (English)
Viddsee’s founders, who are filmmakers themselves, are dedicated to curating and delivering the best short films from Asia on their streaming website.

Understanding the future of money and data
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 1585 words, REGINA LIM , (English)
Given innovative developments such as IoT and Bitcoin, is the law sufficiently elastic to cover them?
IN THE last decade, writes Thomas Friedman, “we have gone from a connected world … to a hyperconnected world” (Friedman, 2011). The …