Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 3/4, Fall

By a Thread: Civilization in Fritz Lang's Fury
JOE: THE LAW DOESN'T KNOW that a lot of things that were very important to me-silly things maybe, like a belief in justice, and an idea that men were civilized, and a feeling of pride that this country of mine was different from all others-the law doesn't...
Making Light of the Dark: Understanding the World of His Girl Friday
The Meaning of WorldsIN THE FINAL SENTENCE OF A STUDY OF PERFORMANCE in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Andrew Klevan makes claim for a particular achievement of the film's cast, whereby "they embrace [the plot's] linearity to create other...
Mapping Beur Cinema in the New Millennium
RECENT EVENTS IN FRANCE have drawn international attention to the difficulties facing the nation's young people in an extremely tight labor market. In November 2005, riots on the outskirts of many major cities caused over 200 million euros of property...
New Immigrant, Old Story: Framing Russians on the Israeli Screen
FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION, nearly two million people escaped the former empire to pursue new lives in Israel, the United States, Germany, and other countries. By the mid-1990s, the "new Russian immigrant" had begun to emerge as a character...
Small Media, Global Media: Kino and the Microcinema Movement
AT A 1991 CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE of the media in Québec, journalism professor Florian Sauvageau cited a prediction made a decade earlier by Gérard Barbin, president of Radio-Québec: "In the future, there will be very big media and very small media"...
The Death of Classical Cinema: Hitchcock, Lang, Minnelli
THE DEATH OF CLASSICAL CINEMA: HITCHCOCK, LANG, MINNELLI Joe McElhaney. Albany: New York Press, 2006, 255 pp.THE DEATH OF CLASSICAL CINEMA is by far the most comprehensive look at three distinct filmmakers and their approach between classical and modernist...
The Living Body and the Corpse-Israeli Documentary Cinema and the Intifadah
Introduction: Bodies That Do Not MatterA CONSIDERATION OF ISRAELI NARRATIVE, FICTIONAL FILMS produced since the outbreak of the al-Aqsa, or second, Intifadah (2000-2004)' reveals a perplexing phenomenon. Although the majority of Israeli filmmakers identify...
The Seductive and Subversive Meta-Narrative of Unforgiven
So You Like Westerns?RESPONSES TO CLINT EASTWOOD'S UNFORGIVEN (1992) divide into those that align it with the traditional Western and those that group it with what has been variously described as the "alternative Western," "new Western," and the "revisionist...
"You CAN Play Mathematical Equations on the Violin!": Quantifying Artistic Learning Outcomes for Assessment Purposes
THE FRENCH PHILOSOPHER OF SCIENCE Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) once said, "You cannot play mathematical equations on the violin." By that he meant simply that there was a decided difference between the sciences and the arts.Yet in today's academy,...