Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2/3, Summer

A Mixed Bag: Negotiating Claims in MTV's the Real World
Among recent television genres, perhaps no other so clearly strains the margins of authority than what has come to be termed reality TV. As a presentation of nonactors in legitimately natural settings and situations working without a script, reality...
Crowd Control: Early Cinema, Sound, and Digital Images
At first my observations took an abstract and generalizing turn. I looked at the passengers in masses, and thought of them in their aggregate relations. Soon, however, I descended to details, and regarded with minute interest the innumerable varieties...
Method Filmmaking: An Interview with Daniel Myrick, Co-Director of the Blair Witch Project
In January 1999, a low-budget horror film called The Blair Witch Project stunned the audience at the Sundance Film Festival. As a result it landed a distribution contract with Artisan Entertainment, which released The Blair Witch Project theatrically...
Prey TV: Televangelism and Interpellation
The first time was on television, when I was eight or nine. It was when my mother was sleeping in, on Sunday mornings, and I would get up early and go to the television set in my mother's study and flip through the channels, looking for cartoons. Sometimes...
Represented in the Margins: Images of African American Soldiers in Vietnam War Combat Films
Of the numerous Vietnam combat films that have been released by Hollywood since the late 1960s, most have focused on understanding the experiences of America's combat troops in Southeast Asia. According to David James and Rick Berg, "Almost all Hollywood...
The New Religious Right versus Media Wrongs: AFA Fights Temptation
I concluded that this nation was in the throes of a great spiritual war-a war for the hearts and minds of its citizens. I also came to believe that the outcome of this war would determine whether or not the foundation of this nation, and indeed all of...
The Pleasures of Disappointment: Sequels and the Godfather, Part II
Film critics normally view sequels as exploitative products that cash in on the popularity of earlier blockbusters, invariably inferior to the original films. However, most critics today consider the 1974 sequel to The Godfather not only better than...
What Is the Criterion?: The Criterion Collection as an Archive of Film as Culture
The world is filled with film archives. Most major universities have extensive holdings of videotapes, laserdiscs, DVDs, and often 16- and 35mm prints; large museums regularly induct films into their collections; some film societies maintain their own...
Working Together: Multicultural Media Literacy and "The Community"
Media literacy is largely about empowering underrepresented populations by giving them a language to articulate their critiques of dominant media messages and a means of producing texts that challenge the stereotypical representations of themselves disseminated...