Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 2, Summer

A Big Fat Indie Success Story? Press Discourses Surrounding the Making and Marketing of a "Hollywood" Movie
DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2002, newspapers and magazines across North America prominently featured articles about the surprising box office performance of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The publications wrote of a low-budget romantic comedy-a movie with...
A River Runs through It: Metanarrative and Self-Discovery
Storytelling and Self-KnowledgeTHE FILM A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT1 (1992) is about many things-parental nurture, sibling friendship, growing up and leaving home, and the way nature is woven into the weft of character development. But hovering above and...
Dead-End Days: The Sacrifice of Displaced Workers on Film
Race, Class, and Gender on FilmCLASS CONFLICTS ANIMATE THOUSANDS OF HOLLYWOOD MOVIES;1 and analysts have been writing of films as American mythology for decades,2 arguing that cinema performs a "Bardic function singing back to society lullabies about...
Gunning for a New Slow Motion: The 45-Degree Shutter and the Representation of Violence
IN 1967, AMERICAN AUDIENCES WERE TRANSFIXED by Arthur Penn's Bannie and Clyde. The title characters were beautiful, ruthless, and doomed, and they died onscreen in a way that was radically different from the brief and bloodless expiration that viewers...
Japanese Documentary Film: The Meiji Era through Hiroshima
JAPANESE DOCUMENTARY FILM: THE MEIJI ERA THROUGH HIROSHIMAAbe Mark Nornes. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003, 248 pp.Given the wealth of literature available on the worldwide development of the nonfiction film, it is more than a little...
Rethinking Third Cinema
RETHINKING THIRD CINEMAAnthony R. Guneratne and Wimal Dissanayake, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003, 240 pp.Coming nearly thirty-three years after Fernando Solanos and Octavio Getino wrote the manifesto Hacia en Terce Cine [Towarda Third Cinema], Guneratne...
The Cognitive Semiotics of Film
THE COGNITIVE SEMIOTICS OF FILMWarren Buckland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000,174 pp.In The Cognitive Semiotics of Film, Warren Buckland discusses signification and meaning in film by taking up the timely debate between those who favor...