Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer

3 Minute Life / Patio Lights
3 Minute Life and Patio Lights, video installations by Annette Barbier. Initial mounting, 1997. Artists working with installations are perfectly positioned to explore many issues and dynamics surrounding such problematic environments as nightclubs, reconstructured...
Different, except in a Different Way: Marriage, Divorce, and Gender in the Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage
Part of the appeal of Hollywood's comedies of remarriage is that they seem to escape tautological explanation. These films reflect on the Depression economy, marriage, gender, even sex, while refusing to take a neat stand on anything. It's not that the...
From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories
From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories, 1996, video, 80 minutes, directed by LeAnn Erickson and Camille Seaman, produced/distributed by LeAnn Erickson. I remember my first clinic defense: I was a graduate student at the University of...
June Mathis's Classified: One Woman's Response to Modernism
In an essay published in January 1992, Patricia Mellencamp offered the following criticism of feminist film theory: Over time, seeing oneself as the seen rather than the seer, as the desired or repudiated object or victim rather than the subject, may...
"Spent for Us": Capra's Technologies of Mastery in Lady for a Day
With a child's eyes I used to look up at Mama. There she was, standing all day . . . in the miasmic steam of the olive plantten hours a day for ten dollars a weekher flying hands pasting labels on cans she rhythmically snatched from a line without end:...
The Confessing Animal in Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Michel Foucault's statement that "Western man has become a confessing animal" (59) could have provided a compelling epigraph for Steven Soderbergh's 1989 film sex, lies, and videotape. In fact, Foucault's discussion of confession in The History of Sexuality...
Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen
Krasilovsky, Alexis. Women behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997, 213 pp., 25 photos. Paper and cloth. Women behind the Camera contains 23 interviews conducted by Alexis Krasilovsky between 1988 and 1996 with...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.