Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring

Eastern European Cinema
The end of the Cold War and the emancipation of the former Eastern Bloc has renewed interest in Eastern European cultures. This course file provides a structure for a course that highlights the best cinemas of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia,...
Istvan Szabo: Problems in the Narration of Holocaust Memory
A Gesture In Hungary in 1966, Istvan Szab6 wrote and directed the film Father, a semiautobiographical coming-of-age story about a young man named Tako, played by Andras Balint. The film contains a sequence-a digression from the main plot-in which Tako...
Passenger: A Video in Four Movements
Passenger: A Video In Four Movements, directed by Robert Gardner, 1998, 25 min. 1/2" VHS. Distributed by The Film Study Center, Harvard University. Robert Gardner's recent experimental documentary Passenger: A Video In Four Movements is the videotaped...
Sex, God, Television, Realism, and the British Women Filmmakers Beeban Kidron and Antonia Bird
In 1995, a variety headline blared: "FEMME HELMERS BRIGHTEN BRIT Biz." The article, by Adam Dawtry, described how women filmmakers had been instrumental in revitalizing British cinema. Although the author states that "certainly few [women filmmakers]...
The Picaro in Paris: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and the Picaresque Tradition
Digression is my way of telling a story, a little like the Spanish picaresque novel. -Bunuel, Mi ultimo suspiro1 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) is the middle film in a trilogy that starts with The Milky Way (1969) and ends with The Phantom...
Video Production Handbook
Shyles, Leonard. Video Production Handbook. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998, 403 pp., $44.00 (Paper). In his new book, Leonard Shyles has tackled the ever-challenging topic of beginning video production. The difficulty of creating a comprehensive...
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