Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 4, Winter

A Distinguished Burglar: The Cinematic Life of a Criminal Social Type
E. W. HORNUNG FIRST PUBLISHED STORIES featuring the character A. J. Raffles in 1898. Raffles, a genteel English cricket star by day and jewel thief by night, proved to be a remarkably popular hero: Hornung's stories were collected in several volumes,...
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Citizen Spielberg/directed by Steven Spielberg: Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster
CITIZEN SPIELBERG Lester D. Friedman. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006, 345+ pp.DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG: POETICS OF THE CONTEMPORARY HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER Warren Buckland. New York: Continuum, 2006, 246 pp.As in so many areas of life and...
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Confronting the "Dirty War" in Argentine Cinema, 1983-1993: Memory and Gender in Historical Representations
CONFRONTING THE "DIRTY WAR" IN ARGENTINE CINEMA, 1983-1993: MEMORY AND GENDER IN HISTORICAL REPRESENTATIONS Constanza Burucúa. Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2009, 231 pp.Continuing the legacy of Claudio España's commissioned 1994 volume, Cine argentino...
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Editing Subject-Filmed Documentary: Steve James and the War Tapes
THE WAR TAPES (2006) is a unique film about the Iraq war in that the soldier-subjects shot the film themselves. The film is a collaborative effort between soldiers Zack Bazzi, Mike Moriarty, and Steven Pink along with director Deborah Scranton (Bad Voodoo's...
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Old Times in Werewolf of London
"Nightmares of the Past"-Entry, Universal Pictures employee contest to name Werewolf of London (1935)Other variations occur which relate to questions of time. The trait of inversion may either date back to the very beginning, as far back as the subject's...
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Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms
RED, WHITE & BLACK: CINEMA AND THE STRUCTURE OF U.S. ANTAGONISMS Frank B. Wilderson III. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010, 341 pp.In Red, White and Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, Frank B. Wilderson III challenges readers...
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The Auteur as Fool: Bakhtin, Barthes, and the Screen Performances of Woody Allen and Jean-Luc Godard
ANY ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AUTEURS AND fools in the cinema immediately brings to mind the clown-like figures played by Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Jerry Lewis, and Woody Allen, all of whom incarnate similar characters across a vast array of films and...
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The Production Assistant's Pocket Handbook: Because Nobody Has Time to Tell You What You Need to Know/film Crew 101: Tips, Tricks & Secrets for Success from Motion Picture Professionals/media Career Guide 7: Preparing for Jobs in the 21st Century
THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT'S POCKET HANDBOOK: BECAUSE NOBODY HAS TIME TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Caleb Clark. Raleigh: Lulu.com, 2008, 63 pp.FILM CREW 101: TIPS, TRICKS & SECRETS FOR SUCCESS FROM MOTION PICTURE PROFESSIONALS Peter Clarson. Waxahachie:...
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The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic
THE RELIGIOUS FILM: CHRISTIANITY AND THE HAGIOPIC Pamela Grace. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, 180 pp.In preparing to teach an undergraduate seminar on religion and media, I have been looking for readings that approach the subject from the critical...
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Three Documentary Filmmakers: Erroll Morris, Ross Mcelwee, Jean Rouch
THREE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS: ERROLL MORRIS, ROSS MCELWEE, JEAN ROUCH William Rothman, ed. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009, 246 pp.William Rothman's edited volume makes a useful contribution to what he describes as a "dearth of serious...
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