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About This Journal

Framework has a strong history. It was published in England between 1974 and 1992, and many of its early directions, at that time unprecedented, have become de rigueur in cinema and media studies today. It trail-blazed in its coverage of early film theory, new television studies and international cinema, at times devoting entire issues to the films of China, Vietnam, Britain, India, Latin America, and Australia as well as those of American independents. Its interviews with African, Latin American and Asian directors were revelatory in the exposure of their work. Framework’s reprints of the early twentieth-century essays of long neglected cinema theorists such as Dorothy Richardson and Ricciotto Canudo revitalized the genre of artistically minded criticism. Key editors during this period were Paul Willemen, Don Ranvaud and Richard Allen, and Framework’s writers were as diverse as Umberto Eco, Laura Mulvey, Sunila Abeysekera, Behrose Gandhy, Zusana M Pick, Serge Daney, Claire Johnson, Lesley Stern, Ashish Rajadhyaska, Meaghan Morris, Rustom Bharucha, Michelle Wallace, and Peter Wollen. Many film directors, such as Jean-Luc Godard, Coco Fusco, Kumar Shahani, Yousseff Chahine, Roberto Rosellini, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, also contributed their opinions and their writings to the journal. Framework was re-launched in 1999.