Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 2/3, Summer

A Hollywood War of Wills: Cinematic Representation of Vietnamese Super-Soldiers and America's Defeat in the War
MOST SCHOLARSHIP ON THE REPRESENTATION of the Vietnamese enemy in Hollywood Vietnam War films has emphasized the depiction of America's foe as a primitive, bloodthirsty, yellow horde. As the historical and theoretical studies of Albert Auster, Leonard...
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Changing of the Guard: Pinche Pintas and "Family"/Familia in Contemporary Chicano Film
AS THE CREDITS ROLL at the conclusion of Edward James Olmos' American Me (1992), a depressingly heavy rhythm mix accompanies the following rap lyrics:The diegetic interaction of gender, familial and gang leadership, and imprisonment suggested by these...
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Cinema of Interruptions: Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema
CINEMA OF INTERRUPTIONS: ACTION GENRES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN CINEMA Lalitha Gopalan. London: BFI Publishing, 2002, 240 pp.Lalitha Gopalan's Cinema of Interruptions proposes a view of popular Indian cinema that challenges the perception that as a narrative...
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Emir Kusturica
EMIR KUSTURICA Dina lordanova. London: BFI Publishing, 2002, 240 pp.When I saw my first Emir Kusturica film, Underground (1995), at a film festival, I was overwhelmed by its energy. The colors, the sets, the non-stop camera movements, and the blocking...
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Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader
EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA: THE FILM READER Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, eds. London: Routledge, 2002,356 pp.A recent addition to Routledge's "In Focus" film series, Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader offers a wide selection of history,...
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From Aztlán to Hollywood . . . and Back: A Conversation with Filmmaker Jesus Treviño
IN 1968, WHEN THE CHICANO STUDENTS at EaSt Los Angeles high schools shouted "Blowouts! Blowouts!" in unison with "Chicano.. .Power!" Jesús Salvador Treviño, a recent Occidental College grad, was armed and dangerous.1 His weapon of choice was a Super...
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Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience 1945-2001
LIBERATED CINEMA: THE YUGOSLAV EXPERIENCE 1945-2001 Daniel J. Goulding. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 285 pp.Daniel J. Goulding's Liberated Cinema is an expanded edition of an earlier book that covered the cinema of Yugoslavia from 1945...
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Media Studies and Emancipatory Praxis: An Autoethnographic Essay on Critical Pedagogy
"Pedagogy" refers to the process by which teachers and students negotiate and produce meaning. This, in turn, takes into consideration how teachers and students are positioned within discursive practices and power/knowledge relations, "Pedagogy" also...
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Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects
SHAKING THE MONEY TREE: HOW TO GET GRANTS AND DONATIONS FOR FILM AND VIDEO PROJECTS Morrie Warshawski. 2nd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese, 2003,167 pp.The second edition of Morrie Warshawski's Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations...
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The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video
THE BARE BONES CAMERA COURSE FOR FILM AND VIDEO Tom Schroeppel. Tampa: Tom Schroeppel, 2003, 89 pp.We've all seen those bright yellow or orange books with titles like Dummies Guide to Golf of The Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning. These popular books...
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The Genre Don't Know Where It Came From: African American Neo-Noir since the 1960s
BEGINNING IN THE LATE 1960s, a series of mystery thrillers focusing on African American detectives and police officers were released, including In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Split (1968), Up Tight (1968), Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), They Call...
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The Redundant Male: Representations of Masculinity in Polish Postcommunist Cinema
"The old is dying and the new cannot be born."Antonio GramsciAFTER THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM in 1989, men dominated the Polish film industry-more so than any other period in its history (Jankun-Dopartowa, Stachowna, Sadowska). Between 1990 and 2002,...
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Toward an Anarchy of Imagery: Questioning the Categorization of Films as "Ethnographic"
To evaluate a work of art by the degree of its realism, by the truthfulness of the details conveyed, is as strange as to judge the nutritional qualities of food by its appearance.Leo Tolstoy (88)DEFINING DOCUMENTARY FILM is not an easy task. Two of my...
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