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Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall

Act of Vengeance: An Interview with David Chiang
Ambushed on a quiet mountain track, a mortally-wounded gangster sets a cigarette between his lips as an eerie low breeze pierces the silence (The Boxer from Shantung, 1972). A one-armed swordsman defeats hordes of assailants, slicing off his adversary's...
Annual Bibliography of Film Studies-2010
One of the special features of Post Script that we think speaks to its special place in the world of film criticism is this Annual Bibliography of Film Studies. Now in its 29th year, the Annual Bibliography catalogues the most important film commentary,...
Cinematic Love and the Shoah: Abnormal Love during Abnormal Times
INTRODUCTION The past decade has witnessed a change in the cinematic representation of major themes in the depiction of the Holocaust. Especially notable is a transition from victimhood to survival and resistance. The change occurred in parallel...
John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh (Eds.), American Classic Screen: Interviews, Profiles, Features
John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh (eds.), American Classic Screen: Interviews, Profiles, Features, 3 vols. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, 2010. 321 pp. 307 pp, 338 pp. Paper. The National Film Society of America came into being in 1976 as an offshoot...
Minstrelsy, Masculinity, and "Bob Dylan" as Text in I'm Not There
Maggie comes fleet foot Face full of black soot Talkin' that the heat put Plants in the bed but The phone's tapped anyway Maggie says that many say They must bust in early May --Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (1965) ...
Re-Reading the Rules: Renoir's la Regle Du Jeu Reconsidered
It may not be remembered that before World War II, and even for some time after it, Jean Renoir was by no means ranked as the supreme French film director. Marcel Carne, Rene Clair, Jacques Feyder, and Julien Duvivier were all considered at least his...
Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale, Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters
Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale, Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters. Detroit: Wayne State U.P., 2010. 363 pp. Paper. The epic, blockbuster or spectacular film has been a staple component of Hollywood cinema ever since its earliest days. From Birth...
Soderbergh's Kafka: In Retrospect
"To interpret a text is not to give it a meaning, but on the contrary to appreciate the plurality that it constitutes."--Roland Barthes S/Z I. Adapting Kafka for cinema is a complicated and improbable venture--a bit like Fitzcarraldo's romantic...