Framework

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Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, Spring

Cashing in on Dracula: Eastern Europe's Hard Sells
Just about over a decade ago the majority of ordinary Romanians, and particularly the inhabitants of Transylvania, were unaware of the international infamy of Vlad the Impaler and his literary counterpart, the chilling Count Dracula. It was only around...
Dispatch from Mali: Democracy at Play-Soccer Coverage and Viewing for All
If there is any other development in Malian TV that parallels that of the feuilletons [soap operas] or rivals it in its viewership, it is sports; particularly soccer or le football.1 The soccer matches that L'Office de Radio et Télévision Maliens [Office...
Dogville Characterized by the Grapes of Wrath: European Identity Construction through American Genre Conventions
Dogville's (Lars von Trier, DK, 2003) widely recognized anti-Americanism is most apparent in the end credits, a montage of documentary photographs of American deprivation, accompanied by David Bowie's "Young Americans." American critics have reacted...
"I Came Back as Nobody": An Interview with the Former Baby Peggy
On March 10, 2006 I interviewed Diana Serra Cary, best known for her career as the 1920s child movie star Baby Peggy. Ms. Cary was born October 29, 1918 and began making films at the age of twenty months after being discovered by director Fred Fishback....
Kitses Rides Again
Kitses Rides Again Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood, by Jim Kitses, BFI Publishing, 2004.The original version of Horizons West, published back in 1969 as part of the British Film Institute's Cinema One series, was...
Plato and Popcorn
Plato and Popcorn Doing Philosophy at the Movies, by Richard A. Gilmore, State University of New York Press, 2005.Engaging the experience of viewing narrative cinema with speculative and analytic thought is the explicit aim of Richard A. Gilmore's Doing...
Rethinking Genre Theory
Rethinking Genre Theory Film Genre: Hollywood and Beyond, by Barry Langford, Edinburgh University Press, 2005.Barry Langford correctly contends that while "film genre" has become an increasingly contested concept in film scholarship, the "genre film"...
Rigor/Mortis: The Industrial Life of Style in American Zombie Cinema
In some sense, every zombie film is a kind of remake. The undead have been lumbering around recycled B-film sets and Hollywood lots since the days of silent cinema, and even in early pictures like the 1932 White Zombie (Victor Halperin, US) and the 1943...
The Cinema as Taxidermy: Carl Akeley and the Preservative Obsession
Carl Akeley is a central figure in early 20th century natural history-as an explorer, a museum collector, a conservationist, and as the single most important figure in the development of the art of taxidermy. By virtue of his status as "the Father of...