Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, Winter

An Amateur of Quality: Postwar French Cinema and Jean-Pierre Melville's le Silence De la Mer
I consider myself an amateur, and I'd like to remain that way. This may not seem very modest, but as Flaherty said, "In cinema, change Isn't brought about by professionals, but by amateurs."-Jean RouchEVERY CINÉPHILE HAS A FAVORITE IMAGE of Jean-Pierre...
Mystery Science Theater 3000, Media Consciousness, and the Postmodern Allegory of the Captive Audience
IN 1985, ONE YEAR after the projected time of George Orwell's dystopian vision of totalitarianism, communications theorist Neil Postman surveyed the effect of television on American culture and concluded, in his not-so-subtly titled study of popular...
On the Waterfront
ON THE WATERFRONT Leo Braudy. London: BFI Publishing, 2005, 88 pp.Near the middle of his book, Leo Braudy recounts the story of his visit in the late 1960s to the Hoboken location of On the Waterfront. Time had brought about changes even then, but many...
Riot in Girls Town: Remaking, Revising, and Redressing the Teenpic
AT THE EMOTIONAL CLIMAX of Jim McKay's polemical teen film Girls Town (1996), a group of close female friends avenge the rape of another friend by beating the alleged attacker on the streets of New York. To punctuate the message of female empowerment...
Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film
SHADOWS, SPECTERS, SHARDS: MAKING HISTORY IN AVANT-GARDE FILM Jeffrey Skoller. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005, 264 pp.Jeffrey Skoller's Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film is a detailed, highly theorized examination...
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