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The new issue of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media is now available online

Developing from the Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives (DETECt) project and edited by Stefano Baschiera, this twenty-second issue of Alphaville investigates the genrefication of contemporary European crime cinema when it crosses national borders. Through a media industries approach, the contributions in this issue place theatrical distribution at the centre of genre analysis, and address thematic and productive features as well as the changing cultural capital of crime cinema productions.

Happy open-access reading!


On the Cultural Circulation of Contemporary European Crime Cinema 

by Stefano Baschiera


DETECting the “Noirification” of European Popular Narratives Across Film, Fiction and Television

by Federico Pagello

Capturing European Crime: European Crime Cinema at European Film Festivals

by Russ Hunter

The Troubles Crime Thriller and the Future of Films about Northern Ireland

by Richard Gallagher

The Distribution and Promotion of Dogman (2016) in the United States

by Damiano Garofalo

Cosmopolitan Crimes: Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria (2015) and the Distribution of European Crime Films

by Markus Schleich

Book Reviews

Documentary Across Platforms: Reverse Engineering Media, Place, and Politics, by Patricia R. Zimmerman

Reviewed by Dara Waldron

The Red Years of Cahiers du Cinéma (1968–1973), by Daniel Fairfax

Reviewed by Marco Grosoli

Twenty-First-Century Hollywood: Rebooting the System, by Neil Archer

Reviewed by Alexander Christensen

Below the Stars: How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production, by Kate Fortmueller

Reviewed by Yan Jin

Ride the Frontier: Exploring the Myth of the American West on Screen, by Flavia Brizio-Skov

Reviewed by Andrew Corsini

Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks,

by Chera Kee

Reviewed by Lea Espinoza Garrido

Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror, by Brad Weismann

Reviewed by Andrew Montiveo

Spaces of Women’s Cinema: Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking, by Sue Thornham

Reviewed by Donatella Valente

Cinema and Intermediality: The Passion for the In-Between (Second, Enlarged Edition), by Ágnes Pethő

Reviewed by Jill Murphy

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Published by the Department of Film & Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland