Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, Summer

Documentary Film Classics
William Rothman. Documentary Film Classics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 240 pp. $69.95 (cloth); $23.95 (paper). Nonfiction film has been getting a lot of attention lately. Scholars and students are discovering how rich and interesting...
Filming ...and the Earth Did Not Swallow Him: An Interview with Severo Perez
[Los ANGELES. MARCH, 1999.] While, as Ramon Saldivar has contended, most Chicano writing is marginalized in American academic discourse (3), Tomas Rivera's lyrical story of Chicano migrancy . . . y no se to trago la tierral. . . and the earth did not...
Imagologies Media Philosophy
Mark C. Taylor and Esa Saarinen. Imagologies. Media Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge, 1994. 320 pp. $75 (cloth); $29.99 (paper). Why would we need media philosophy? Certainly, a philosophy of media should aid in a better understanding of highly...
Passionate Views. Films, Cognition, and Emotion
Carl Plantinga and Greg M. Smith, eds. Passionate Views. Film, Cognition, and Emotion. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1999,301 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $17.95 (paper). The introduction to this valuable collection of essays begins provocatively,...
The Bloodied Sacred Pine Tree: A Dialectical Depiction of Death in Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Ran
Since the release of Throne of Blood/ Kumonosu-jo ("The Castle of the Spider's Web") in 1957, several interviews with Kurosawa and quite a few scholarly articles have dealt with the interpolation of the aesthetics and techniques of no (traditional aristocratic...
Troubled Masculinity and Abusive Fathers: Duality and Duplicity in the Gingerbread Man
"He's a crook, a thief, a kidnaper, and a bad father and more!" Olive Oyl, in Popeye (1980) Robert Altman calls his 1998 film The Gingerbread Man "the first thriller that I've ever done" (4). Its dark and moody narrative of mystery and resolution, set...