Journal of Film and Video

Journal of Film and Video is a magazine focusing on Film and Video

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, Winter

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
A FEMINIST READER IN EARLY CINEMA Jennifer Bean and Diane Negra, eds. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002, 584 pp.The title of this book held the promise of exciting insights. Feminist film scholars would sift through the history of early film-before...
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A Sister in Cinema: An Interview with Yvonne Welbon
AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER Yvonne Welbon is a Chicago native who received her undergraduate degree in history from Vassar College. After graduation, she spent six years in Taipei, Taiwan, where she taught English, learned Mandarin Chinese, and...
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British Social Realism: From Documentary to Brit Grit
BRITISH SOCIAL REALISM: FROM DOCUMENTARY TO BRIT GRIT Samantha Lay. London: Wallflower, 2002, 134 pp.The Short Cuts series from Wallflower Press is a new range of slim volumes intended to form the basis of a comprehensive library of introductory film...
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Film Education in Western Europe 2003 Keynote Presentation
I AM MOST HONORED to be here tonight, and I thank Suzanne Regan and Karla Berry for having invited me to open the 57th UFVA Conference. Me, a foreigner. A European. Actually, I am Italian, and I am very proud of Italian cinema. You will forgive me if...
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Julie Christie Down Argentine Way: Reading Repression Cross-Nationally in Bemberg's Miss Mary
IRVING CUMMINGS'S 1940 MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA Down Argentine Way is most widely known as the film that introduced Carmen Miranda to American audiences. The pan-Americanism implicit in Miranda's synthesis of Brazil, the Caribbean, and Central America reflects...
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Lens on a Hard Body: Cult Documentary and Class Politics
WHAT DRIVES FILM- AND VIDEOMAKERS to document marginal social groups? In contemporary film and video documentary, representations of marginal groups-recreational, musical, or religious subcultures; those in poverty or among the working class; and the...
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Pervert in the Pulpit: The Puritanical Impulse in the Films of David Lynch
AS PERVERSE AS HIS FILMS PRETEND TO BE, David Lynch actually works within the most traditional canon of American literature. He follows an intrinsically American moralistic obsession with the ideas of innate depravity, a Zoroastrian notion of goodness...
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Report on the 57th Annual UFVA Conference, July 22-26, 2003
KODAK. AVID. APPLE. PANASONIC. All the Hollywood A-list players were there. The 57th Annual UFVA Conference, "Preservation & Convergence," was hosted by the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. It may...
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Screenplay: Cinema/videogames/interfaces
SCREENPLAY: CINEMA/VIDEOGAMES/INTERFACES GeoffKing and Tanya Krzywinska, eds. London: Wallflower Press, 2002, 229 pp.An analysis of the intersection of two related media often provides a perspective for a better understanding of both. There is no denying...
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The Video Game Theory Reader
THE VIDEO GAME THEORY READER Mark Wolf and Bernard Perron, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003, 331 pp.The Video Game Theory Reader serves as an excellent introduction to video game studies, the history of video game studies, the current positions in the...
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