Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 4, Winter

A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film
A KNIGHT AT THE MOVIES: MEDIEVAL HISTORY ON FILM John Aberth. New York: Routledge, 2003, 332 pp.John Aberth's A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film provides a cogent, broad-ranging, and entertaining overview of films portraying the Middle...
Camp for Camp's Sake: Absolutely Fabulous, Self-Consciousness, and the Mae West Debate
First, you're another true blue tramp. / Then, someone's mother. / Then, you're camp.-Stephen Sondheim, "I'm Still Here"STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S LYRIC, from the 1972 Broadway musical Follies, does camp both a service and a disservice.1 On the one hand, it...
Hollywood Cinema. 2nd Ed
HOLLYWOOD CINEMA. 2ND ED. Richard Maltby. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, 696 pp.Hollywood Cinema, by Richard Maltby is three books in one. And it would be the best of all possible worlds if, like a Stephen King serial novel, Maltby's book were available in...
Llama Walks
LLAMA WALKSDirected by Yuri Makino, 2003.University Film and Video Association Conference,University of South Carolina, August 2003.Llama Walks, by Yuri Makino, is an intriguing personal documentary that explores the function of ritual within Makino's...
"Serving" American Orientalism: Negotiating Identities in the Courtship of Eddie's Father
JUST AS BROADCAST TELEVISION is informed by popular ideologies, so too is public discourse informed by televisual images and stories. People's "appropriate" places and roles in society are often displayed on and promoted by television. In my previous...
The Sense of an Ending: Youth Apocalypse Films
FOLLOWING THE COMMERCIAL BONANZA of Jaws (1977) and Star Wars (1978), the films of the 1980s propelled the blockbuster era. Important developments enabled and encouraged the rush toward blockbusters, namely, the conglomerization of media corporations,...