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On March 24, 2014, Catherine Grant interviewed Dr Austin Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema and editor of the forthcoming volume Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015), among other publications.

The interview took place in Seattle, USA, shortly after the close of the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, where Austin was contributing to a number of workshops and panels as co-chair (with Iain Robert Smith) of the SCMS Scholarly Interest Group in Transnational Cinemas. Austin talks about this topic in the interview and connects it to his longstanding interest in Italian cinema and the spaghetti western. He was also in the US as an invited speaker (with Sir Christopher Frayling) at an event at Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas, to celebrate 50 years since the release of A Fistful of Dollars.

Austin is also author of a video essay on The Searchers (see below), and in the interview he talks about the experience of making this work, a topic of particular interest at the SCMS conference where [in]Transition, a new journal (supported by mediaCommons and CInema Journal) devoted to publishing videographic film and moving image studies, was launched.

Also see 'Video Essay on Editing in The Searchers'
For more information about the SCMS conference together with related material please visit Film Studies For Free.
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