Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 4, Winter

Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film
Jacqueline Kilpatrick. Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999, 261 pp. $19.95 (paper). Jacquelyn Kilpatrick's Celluloid Indians surveys American Indian representations in film. The strength of the book...
Interpreting a Man's World: Female Voices in Badlands and Days of Heaven
Since the 1970s, I counted myself among those anxiously awaiting Terrence Malick's return to filmmaking, following the rumors: He was living in Texas and had given up movie-making ... he had moved to France ... he was teaching philosophy. Every time...
Kobieta W Krainie Dixie. Literatura I Film ["the Woman in Dixie Land. Literature and Cinema"]
Oleksy, Elzbieta H. Kobieta w krainie Dixie. Literatura i film ["The Woman in Dixie Land. Literature and Cinema"]. Lodz: University of Lodz Press, 1998. 185 pp. n.p. In culture, the distinct and the disparate have always attracted attention. All kinds...
Now You Are a Killer of White Men: Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and Traditions of Revisionism in the Western
Reviewers of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man called it everything from "staggeringly boring [and] utterly pointless" (William Arnold qtd. in Baltake) to Jarmusch's best film since Stranger Than Paradise (Ansen 75; Klawans 36). But nearly all agreed that the...
The Question of Third Cinema: African and Middle Eastern Cinemas
This course considers definitions of the term Third Cinema, arguments for its validity as a mode of film practice, and specific instances of film production and exhibition from Africa and the Middle East to which the term may or may not usefully be applied....
When Victims Speak (or, What Happened When Spielberg Added Amistad to His List?)
History, which is what we must reconstruct here, is always a matter of storytelling: our reconstruction of events must impose meaning and order on them, assign motivations, assess causes, and propose moral judgments (in this case, guilt or innocence)....