Academic journal article CineAction

Film on Film

Academic journal article CineAction

Film on Film

Article excerpt

CineAction is pleased to be celebrating its twentieth anniversary; having survived as a small journal for this many years is an accomplishment in itself. To acknowledge the occasion the editors have each written a short article on a film they value. Although not all of the past editorial members are represented, we are pleased to be including contributions from several of the founding editors. We also wish to express our sense of loss since Andrew Britton died in 1994. Andrew was a major contributor for a number of years and his intelligence, original thinking and insights gave the magazine some of its finest theoretical and critical writings. For example, Andrew's article "The Myth of postmodernism: The Bourgeois Intelligentsia in the Age of Reagan" (Issue 13/14, Summer '88) courageously exposed the fallacies of the postmodernist agenda at the height of its academic entrenchment. We miss him as a friend and colleague.

The theme of this issue, Film on Film, is intended as our celebration of film culture. It was conceived in response to the notion that the demise of the cinema as an art form occurred at the end of the 20th Century. We think the present day cinema reflects its complex history, keeping the medium vital and relevant. …

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