Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, Winter

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Performance Anxieties in Shakespeare in Love
I would stay asleep my whole life if I could dream myself into a company of players.WITH THESE WORDS, Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) pierces the heart of the matter of desire in John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998). For Viola's story, unlike that of Shakespeare's...
Close to the Bone
CLOSE TO THE BONEDirected by Mara Alper, 1999.University Film and Video Association Conference, Colorado College, August 2000.Mara Alper's Close to the Bone is a multimedia installation piece that integrates sound and image, objects and projections....
Extremely Bright Lights and the Sound of Explosions
EXTREMELY BRIGHT LIGHTS AND THE SOUND OF EXPLOSIONSDirected by Simon Tan, 2000.Available on 16mm and DVD from www.berserker-rage.com.With text-only analysis-sans consideration of the director's ideology-a fading memory from film criticism's past, it...
Guiding the Creation of the Short, Narrative Script: A Pedagogical Model
GOOD TEACHING is more than imparting fixed lessons-it is guiding, nurturing, molding our students and their work. It is an organic, caseresponsive endeavor, especially in the creative disciplines. No two students, no two artists, no two people create...
Report on the 23rd Annual IFP Market
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 5, 2001"It used to be, the highest mountain to climb was making the film. Now it's trying to distribute it." The words of Peter Broderick, president of Next Wave Filmsand one of the many prominent guests at this year's Independent...
Revising the Postmodern American Road Movie: David Lynch's the Straight Story
THE STRAIGHT STORY (1999) is a film by a director obsessed with the evocative power of the road. Since Blue Velvet (1986), David Lynch has returned repeatedly to this conceptual locale in such films as Fire Walk with Me (1992), Wild at Heart (1990),...
The Monstrous Years: Teens, Slasher Films, and the Family
IN 1978, HALLOWEEN HERALDED a new subgenre of horror, the teen slasher film. Combining inventive violence and a clever, eerily evocative suburban mise-en-scène with engaging, believable, contemporary teen protagonists and a superhuman killer, director...

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