Academic journal article CineAction

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Academic journal article CineAction

In This Issue

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I want to open by forestalling a possible objection. I am of course aware that an unusually large portion of this issue has been written by myself, and it will appear that I have greedily seized upon the opportunity to create a 'vanity' issue. And I must confess that I experienced great pleasure in writing my two articles and in talking with Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who proved as interesting, communicative and companionable as his movies. But another factor--a 'mitigating circumstance', if you like--should be taken into account. We have, as our readers must have noticed, and as a journal that entirely lacks such amenities as an office or any administrative assistants (on which we are reluctant to lavish our funding), fallen behind again; was determined to catch up. At the same time my theme--movies that either went direct to video or received only a very limited theatrical release, a 'discovery' issue in other words, for which I had such hopes for the revelation of unknown masterpieces--elicited only two res ponses. Under the circumstances, what could I do but fill it out myself, and quickly? Partial salvation came in the form of Kathrina Glitre's essay on screwball comedy. I had long wanted to bring out a whole issue on the subject, and its unexpected arrival gave me a pretext for making this an alternative theme and adding a long-planned contribution of my own.

Ms. Glitre's essay will be categorized (understandably and to a degree accurately) as 'academic', but I feel that it is so in the best sense, that it transcends in its intelligence and sense of personal commitment what today we tend to think of as 'academia'. …

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