Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 3, Fall

A Philosophy of Cinematic Art
A PHILOSOPHY OF CINEMATIC ART Berys Gaut. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 324 pp.What grounds cinema as an art form? What characteristics are unique to the cinematic medium, and how do they contribute to our understanding and assessment...
Aural Narrative Planes in Djibril Diop Mambety's Films
although djibril diop mambety's films deal with various issues such as politics, social class, locomotion, and comings and goings, they are especially concerned with sounds and voices. Mambety's1 sharp sense of satire, combined with an inventive editing...
From Austin's Basement to Hollywood's Back Door: The Rise of Ain't It Cool News and Convergence Culture
Billy Wilder once said there're only two things that money is any good for: helping your friends out, and telling producers "fuck you." I don't have fuck-you money yet, but I do have a Web site.- Harry Knowles (Knowles, Cullum, and Ebner 100)although...
Lost Child? Wherever You Are Is Where Here Is
LOST CHILD? WHEREVER YOU ARE IS WHERE HERE ISDirected by Gregory F. RuzzinUniversity Film and Video Association Conference, Champlain College, August 2010.Frequently, first-person documentaries about one's family focus so narrowly on intrafamilial dynamics...
My Mind
MY MINDDirected by Jason HarringtonUniversity Film and Video Association Conference, Champlain College, August 2010.For me there is something really engaging about drawings that move, which is likely a significant bias on my part. My favorite childhood...
"Point Your Finger and Say, 'That's the Bad Guy'": Performativity in Donal MacIntyre's A Very British Gangster (2007)
winner of the grand jury prize at the 2007 Sundance film festival, Donal MacIntyre's A Very British Gangster (2007) is an intriguing example of a critically acclaimed documentary. This article seeks to explore the structure of the film and how the constant...
Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History
RECLAIMING THE ARCHIVE: FEMINISM AND FILM HISTORY Vicki Callahan, ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010, 460 pp.Many women film studies scholars would agree that there remains a gender imbalance-in film and media representations surely, but...
Relocating Lewton: Cultural Distinctions, Critical Reception, and the Val Lewton Horror Films
according to john brosnan, the "films of Val Lewton have a unique place in the history of the horror film" (73). Like many critics, he argues that they were "subtle in their style and presentation" when compared to other horror films, so not only "the...