Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, Spring

3 Girls I Know . . . (2004)
3 GIRLS I KNOW . . . (2004)Directed by Paula MozenUniversity Film and Video Association Conference, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2004Social issues are central to traditional documentary content. However, documentaries with prosocial agendas frequently...
Challenging Narratives: Crossovers in Prime Time
WHEN THE CHARACTERS OF CROSSING JORDAN (2001-) and Las Vegas (2003-) showed up on each other's shows on NBC in November 2004, and again in October 2005, they were only the most recent in a fairly long line of crossover episodes in long-running TV dramas....
Governing Images: The Politics of Film and Video Distribution in Late-Apartheid and Postapartheid South Africa
IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE 1980s, opponents of the apartheid state intensified their resistance to the regime. This resistance occurred in the form of strikes, unsanctioned mass rallies, direct confrontations with apartheid security forces, and covert...
Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare
HORROR FILM AND PSYCHOANALYSIS: FREUD'S WORST NIGHTMARE Steven Jay Schneider, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 318 pp.As a feminist film scholar who began studying film in the mid-icSos, I am fairly invested in psychoanalytic film analysis...
Horror International
HORROR INTERNATIONAL Steven Jay Schnelder and Tony Williams, eds. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005,384 pp.As the editors of Horror International state in their introduction, "Until fairly recently, analysis of the horror genre tended to concentrate...
Race, Class, and the Pressure to Pass in American Maternal Melodrama: The Case of Stella Dallas
THE SUBSTANTIAL BODY OF SCHOLARSHIP concerning King Victor's Stella Dallas (1937) attests to the richness of the film and to its capacity to illuminate the complex representations of motherhood in American culture. Stella Dallas tells the story of a...
The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema
THE EROTIC THRILLER IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA Linda Ruth Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, 466 pp.As the first survey of its kind, The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema makes a groundbreaking contribution to the study of popular...