Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 4, Winter

Interpreting Reality: Los Olvidados and the Documentary Mode
LUIS BUÑUEL NOURISHED AN AFFECTION FOR THE DOCUMENTARY MODE throughout his career, even claiming at one point that the nonfiction film had become his main concern ("Autobiography" 256). Recently, his most clearly documentary film, Las Hurdes [Land without...
Marx in a Texas Love Triangle: "Marrying Up" and the Classed Gaze in Days of Heaven
Society is composed of two great classes-those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.-Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, 1796"HE FIGURED SOME PEOPLE NEED MORE THAN THEY GOT, other people got more than they...
Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global Culture
SCREEN TRAFFIC: MOVIES, MULTIPLEXES, AND GLOBAL CULTURE Charles Acland. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003, 352 pp.Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global poses a seemingly innocuous question: why is it so difficult to determine Canadian box-office...
The Screenplay Workbook: The Writing before the Writing
THE SCREENPLAY WORKBOOK: THE WRITING BEFORE THE WRITING Jeremy Robinson and Tom Mungovan. Hollywood: Lone Eagle, 2003, 200 pp.There are countless books on the market that supposedly teach the novice the magic tricks of screenwriting. One can learn about...
Transcending Time: Jean Harlow and Hollywood's Narrative of Decline
There is a character in a tale by Conan Doyle who continually calls out: "Youth will be served, my masters. " The very lamp-posts of Hollywood often shout advertising matter through loud-speakers, but surely over every studio gate should be set a trumpet...
Understanding Reality Television
UNDERSTANDING REALITY TELEVISION Su Holmes and Deborah Jermyn, eds. London: Routtedge, 2004, 302 pp.In a recent issue of Cranta (no. 86), Andrew O'Hagan discusses the relationship between films and personal experience, referencing the particular and...
With a Crooked Stick: The Films of Oscar Micheaux
WITH A CROOKED STICK: THE FILMS OF OSCAR MICHEAUX J. Ronald Green. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004,314 pp.With A Crooked Stick: The films of Oscar Micheaux is the second part of J. Ronald Green's two-book exploration of the complexities of Oscar Micheaux's...
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