Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, Fall

Anita Loos Rediscovered
ANITA LOOS REDISCOVERED Carl Beauchamp and Mary Anita Loos. University of California Press, 2003, 312 pp.In 1925, Anita Loos gained lasting fame as the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the novel H. L. Mencken praised as "the first... to make fun of...
Domesticating Madness, Revisiting Polishness: The Cinema of Marek Koterski
POLISH DIRECTOR MAREK KOTERSKI (B. 1942) is a contemporary of the generation of film makers who created the Cinema of Moral Concern, which brought fame to the likes of Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Yet, he does not belong...
On the Waterfront
ON THE WATERFRONT Joanna Rapf, ed. Cambridge University Press, 2003,190 pp.The declared aim of this collection of six informative essays on Elia Kazan's best-known film is to highlight the collaborative character of filmmaking in general and of On the...
Rites of Realism: Essays on Corporeal Cinema
RITES OF REALISM: ESSAYS ON CORPOREAL CINEMA Ivone Margulies, ed. Duke University Press, 2003, 347 pp.This collection of essays on the concepts and practices of realist film displays impressive breadth and depth. It opens with Ivone Margulies's "Bodies...
Seeing Double: Stunt Performance and Masculinity
ON THE WEB SITE FOR STUNTS UNLIMITED, an organization of Hollywood stunt professionals, one finds a reference to "the stuntman's paradox":The successful creation of [the] illusion by sturtmen ensures that audiences will have no knowledge of the Stuntmen...
The Exorcist
THE EXORCIST Mark Kermode. 2nd ed. British Film Institute, 2003, 125 pp.This book will satisfy horror fans who savor insider information and film scholars concerned with cultural impact and reception studies. With scholarly flair and accessible language,...
Ugly Americans in Togas: Imperial Anxiety in the Cold War Hollywood Epic
GROWING UP IN THE 1950S, my first encounters with the classics of Western civilization were mediated by Hollywood. Just as Disney sanitized the Brothers Grimm for us, so we boomers encountered the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome...