John Atkinson is the UK-based publishing director of Auteur.
Splice bridges the gap between contemporary cinema and intelligent discourse. Facilitating the study of contemporary cinema, it offers a practical solution for teachers and students of film studies, media studies, and related disciplines.
The innaugural issue of Volume 5 focuses on remakes, especially what goes into a quality production and why they are so relentlessly pursued today. Are retreads even worth studying? Topics discussed include the return of 1970s and 1980s horror films, such as Halloween (2007) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), and the similarities and differences between dueling versions of The Day the Earth Stood Still and Alfie.