Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring

An Oneiric Fugue: The Various Logics of Mulholland Drive
When you sleep, you don't control your dream. I like to dive into a dream world that I've made, a world I chose and that I have complete control over.-David Lynch (qtd. in Chion 168)Approaching Mulholland DrivePREDICTABLY, REVIEWERS HAVE CALLED David...
Authorship and Film
AUTHORSHIP AND FILM David A. Gerstner and Janet Staiger, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003, 328 pp.The cover photo for this book could not be more appropriate: Tod Browning directing a scene from The Unholy Three, with Browning and Lon Chaney intently listening...
Film Structure and the Emotion System
FILM STRUCTURE AND THE EMOTION SYSTEM Greg M. Smith. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 221 pp.Greg M. Smith's Film Structure and the Emotion System aims to lay out a theory of emotion for film through an interdisciplinary study. In the fields...
From Evidentiary Presentation to Artful Re-Presentation: Media Images, Civil Rights Documentaries, and the Audiovisual Writing of History
IN RELAYING ITS HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT of the 1950s and 1960s, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's permanent installation relies heavily on archival televisual footage. Although the walls of the installation contain pictures and written...
"No Hay Banda, and Yet We Hear a Band": David Lynch's Reversal of Coherence in Mulholland Drive
AS WESTERNERS, WE TEND TO INSCRIBE various stimuli within the discourse of traditional logic, favoring the idea that the endless series of events, persons, and images that abound in our experiences can be reduced to a singular and cohesive whole. In...
On Gone with the Wind, Selznick, and the Art of "Mickey Mousing": An Interview with Max Steiner
WHEN I WAS A COLLEGE SENIOR at UCLA back in 1967,1 needed one more humanities course to graduate. I enrolled in a class offered by the music department entitled "Background Music for Motion Pictures," in which we studied musical film scores and discussed...
Understanding Cinema: A Psychological Theory of Moving Imagery
UNDERSTANDING CINEMA: A PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY OF MOVING IMAGERY Per Persson. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 281 pp.In Understanding Cinema: A Psychological Theory of Moving Imagery, Per Persson succeeds in making the case for a theory of...
Women Filmmakers Refocusing
WOMEN FILMMAKERS REFOCUSING Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, and Valerie Raoul, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003, 496 pp.Women Filmmakers Refocusing is an extraordinary undertaking, one that underscores and brings context to film production by women....