Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1/2, Spring

Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland
IN ACCEPTING THE MEXICAN NATIONAL AWARD for Science and Art in 1971, cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa spoke of the great privilege of "translating the world through the camera," of penetrating "the heart of reality" to explore the questions of the human...
Beyond "Extreme": Rereading Kim Ki-Duk's Cinema of Ressentiment
BEGINNING IN THE 1950S AND 60S, the films of Kurosawa Akira, Ozu Yasujiro, and Mizoguchi Kenji entered the Western canon of East Asian cinema under the various rubrics associated with auteurism and art cinema. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Fifth-Generation...
Bridges between New German Cinema and Today's Generation of Political Filmmakers: An Interview with Michael Verhoeven
MICHAEL VERHOEVEN WAS A MEMBER OF the first wave of the New German Cinema known as the "Young German Cinema" that emerged during the second half of the 1960s. Born in 1938 in Berlin, into a theater and film director/actor family, he was involved, as...
Cinema Chicana: An Interview with Lourdes Portillo
AS A YOUNG GIRL IN RURAL ARIZONA, I attended rodeos where the majority of the cowboys were Indians from the nearby reservations or Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Hearing both Spanish and English in my family, my child's mind believed all Spanish speakers...
Geographies of Desire: Postsocial Urban Space and Historical Revision in the Films of Martin Scorsese
I was stupid . . . New York meant freedom to me.-Ellen Olenska in The Age of Innocence (1993)IN A KEY MOMENT IN MARTIN SCORSESE'S TAXI DRIVER (1976), the taxi driver, Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), picks up a new customer, Senator and presidential hopeful...
Learning from History in the Lives of Others: An Interview with Writer/Director Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
AFTER THE FALL OF THE Berlin wall on 9 November 1989, previously guarded details about the repressive East German regime gradually became accessible. Most importantly, the passage of the 1991 Sfos/ Records Act permitted access to the most appalling and...
Let's Not Compromise: An Interview with Independent Film Producer Maggie Renzi
MAGGIE RENZI HAS PARTNERED IN THE INDEPENDENT film business with writer/director/ editor John Sayles since their first film together, Return of the Secaucus Seven, in 1980. Both studied at the selective liberal arts Institution Williams College located...
Western, Go Home! Sergio Leone and the "Death of the Western" in American Film Criticism
I am showing the Old West as it really was . . . Americans treat westerns with too much rhetoric.-Sergio Leone (qtd. in "Hi-Ho, Denaro!" 57)WHEN ITALIAN DIRECTOR SERGIO LEONE'S/4 Fistful of Dollars arrived in the United States in early 1967, the American...