Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2/3, Summer/Fall

Days of anxiety/Days of Sadat: Impersonating Egypt's Flawed Hero on the Egyptian Screen
A STORY OF A NATION. A story of a man. A love story. Three separate posters outside virtually every theater in Cairo in the summer of 2001 promoted separate facets of an epic biopic of former Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat, whose eleven-year reign-and...
Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry
DEALMAKING IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY Mark Litwak. 2nd ed. Silman-James Press, 2002, 405 pp.The great irony about the new mini industry of books on the business of show business is that beneath the layers of dry legal description (Can you define...
Going to the Show
WHEN I WAS A KID back in New Castle, Indiana (population 16,850), my mother would give us fifteen cents to see a matinee, which included a double feature, a serial, and a cartoon, at the Princess, Starette, or Royal theaters. We referred to this as "Going...
Incest Discourse and Cinematic Representation
Dedicated to Timothy J. LyonsTHE HISTORY OF INCEST LITERATURE, like most history, has been dominated by patriarchy. Freud's uncovering of the extent of incest and his subsequent recanting of his findings is well known. The shroud of secrecy, silence,...
Kill the Documentary as We Know It
SOMEWHAT IRONICALLY, but in all seriousness as well, I here hurl out a Dogma for future documentary filmmaking-one that questions the usefulness of the classical realist documentary form as an instrument of publicly shared knowledge.The Dogma is the...
More Than the Western Sky: Watts on Television, August 1965
The flames of Watts illuminated more than the western sky.Martin Luther King, Jr.THE 1965 WATTS REVOLT was the first major episode of 19605 urban unrest. For a week in August, African Americans took to the streets of South Central Los Angeles. Police...
The Birds
THE BIRDS Camille Pagtia. London: BFI Film Classics, 1998, 104 pp.Finding in The Birds (1963) the perfect expression of her "Nicene Creed" ("We all go to school in Bodega Bay!"), Camille Paglia regards Alfred Hitchcock as heir to Coleridge in viewing...
The Case of Jonathan Pollard
THE CASE OF JONATHAN POLLARD Directed by Eran Preis, Produced by Amiran Amitai and Eran PreisDual political loyalty. National and religious ideology. Family devotion. Diaspora lifestyle and allegiances. Espionage. Betrayal. The Case of Jonathan Pollard...
The Hypnosis Horror Films of the 1950s: Genre Texts and Industrial Context
HORROR FANS of the baby-boom generation were excited in 1998 when VCI Home Video released fully restored, letterbox VHS and laserdisc editions of Horrors of the Black Museum (1960), a psychological horror film originally distributed to theaters and television...
When the Movies Played Downtown: The Exhibition System of the San Francisco Theater Row, 1945-1970
IN FILM HISTORY: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Robert C. Allen and Douglas Gomery formulated an agenda for historians of exhibition that focuses on the economic, geographical, and technological characteristics of movie theaters, rather than on their architectural...