Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 3, Fall

Adapting Scripts in the 1950s: The Economic and Political Incentives for Television Anthology Writers
THE 1950s ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE GOLDEN AGE of dramatic television writing in America, a time when anthology series performed Broadway-quality scripts from prestigious writers such as Paddy Chayefsky, Rod Serling, and Reginald Rose.1 Media scholars...
Algeria Revisited: Opposing Commanders as Warring Doubles in the Battle of Algiers
THOUGH IT IS OVER FORTY YEARS OLD, Gillo Pontecorvo's La Battaglia di Algeri [The Battle of Algiers] (1965) remains one of the most relevant and contemporary films ever to examine terrorism-perhaps now. in the post-9/11 world, more than ever before....
Heroes without Compromise: An Interview with Volker Schlöndorff
VOLKER SCHLÖNDORFF WAS A MEMBER OF THE GENERATION of young German directors that emerged in the 1960s during a movement known as New German Cinema. Since then, Schlundorff has directed over twenty-five feature films, including productions for both German...
Style and Sensation in the Contemporary French Cinema of the Body
I expect an artist to show me the edge. And to show me that edge, they must go over a bit to the other side.-Bruno DumontAS AN ART FORM AND A PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, cinema thrives on its ability to induce forceful, vivid sensation-a tendency that in...
The Films of Nicholas Ray: The Poet of Nightfall
THE FILMS OF NICHOLAS RAY: THE POET OF NIGHTFALL Geoff Andrew. 2nd ed. London: BFI, 2004, 193 pp.In this second edition of The Films of Nicholas Ray: The Poet of Nightfall, Geoff Andrew provides a comprehensive examination of the films of a disenchanted...
The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half Century
THE INVENTION OF THE WESTERN FILM: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE GENRE'S FIRST HALF CENTURY Scott Simmon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 393 pp.Scott Simmon takes two negative aspects of the Western-its retrograde cultural attitudes and its...