Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 4, Winter

Buddhists, Existentialists, and Situationists: Waking Up in Waking Life
Introduction: What If Life Were Just a Dream?RICHARD LINKLATER'S 2001 FILM WAKING life is all about dreaming and how we can sometimes lucidly control our dreams. Yet it is also about some broad philosophical issues, including one of the oldest philosophical...
Hitchcock and Race: Is the Wrong Man a White Man?
SO MUCH SCHOLARSHIP HAS APPEARED ON Alfred hitchcock that Thomas Leiten has written that "it makes sense to speak of Hitchcock studies as a field of study" ("Hitchcock and Company" i). Yet the representation of race and ethnicity in Hitchcock's work...
Opening Eyes Wide Shut: Genre, Reception, and Kubrick's Last Film
Disturbing both stylistically and thematically, refusing ever to do what is expected of him though sometimes infiltrating traditional cinematic genres . . . as a visionary film-maker bringing his most personal obsessions to life on the screen of his...
"They'd Kill Us If They Knew": Transgression and the Western1
A FILM THAT TOUCHED AUDIENCES WITH ITS epic tale set in the West, Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain (2005) tells the story of hidden homosexual love, beginning in 1963 in the Wyoming wilderness and spanning the next twenty years. The film's use of the Western...
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