Film Criticism

Academic film journal publishes articles on different disciplines, cultures and critical perspectives.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Fall

Cain, Naturalism and Noir
Most commentators on film noir trace the literary antecedents of this cycle of films to the American "hard-boiled" crime fiction of the 1930's and 1940's, mentioning such writers as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, and James M....
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Death, Growth, and Regeneration (1915)
"For that era, it was a good picture" Raoul Walsh (119) In many manuals of literary history naturalism is taken to be a movement in which the practice of realism is pushed to an extreme degree. Realism, the conscientious observation and description...
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Une Femme Est Une Femme: A Modern Woman's Bookshelf
When it first appeared in 1961, Jean-Luc Godard's Une Femme Est une Femme (A Woman is a Woman) generally pleased audiences and critics; it won the Jury's Special Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, where Anna Karina took the Best Actress Award for her...
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"Writing in His Musical Key": Terrence Malick's Vision of the Thin Red Line
I It is an unfortunate fact that film versions of James Jones's 1962 novel The Thin Red Line have, in the opinion of many viewers and critics, failed miserably both in terms of profits and narrative fidelity. Although it "received polite reviews,"...
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