Film & History

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Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, Fall

As Seen through These Eyes
As Seen Through These Eyes (2008) Written, Produced, and Directed by Hilary Helstein Distributed by Menemsha Films www.menemshafilms.com 70 minutes "I know why the caged bird sings." This quote and title of the book by Maya Angelou,...
Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster (2008)
Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster (2008) Written and directed by Gilles Cayette, Produced by Frank Eskenazi for Nova Distributed by PBS www.pbs.org 54 minutes No flight that takes its crew from zero to Mach 24 in a matter of minutes can...
Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (2011)
Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (2011) Directed by Tony Palmer, Produced by Melvyn Bragg Distributed by Isolde Films for the BBC. 137 minutes Lovers of "space music" will have to wait for more than an hour into this new documentary by Tony...
Introduction
As their titles suggest, the essays in this special issue of Film & History examine not just "love" but the many disturbances--institutional exploitation, psychological violence, domestic peril, racial lust--attending it. Love is patient and kind...
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (2009)
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (2009) Produced and Directed by Babeth M. VanLoo Distributed by First Run Features www.firstrunfeatures.com 82 minutes Philip Bither, senior curator at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, notes in an interview...
Off and Running: An American Coming of Age Story (2009)
Off and Running: An American Coming of Age Story (2009) Produced by Nicole Opper and Sharese Bullock Directed by Nicole Opper Distributed by First Run Features www.firstrunfeatures.com 76 minutes Off and Running: An American Coming...
Power for the Parkinsons (2008)
Power for the Parkinsons (2008) Produced and Directed by Ephraim Smith Distributed by ITN Distribution http://www.powerforparkinsons.com/ 57 minutes Power for the Parkinsons, produced and directed by Ephraim Smith, is a rare breed of...
"She Makes Love for the Papers": Love, Sex, and Exploitation in Hitchcock's Mata Hari Films
Many critics consider North by Northwest (1959) to be, as Raymond Bellour has put it, Alfred Hitchcock's "lavish rejoinder" to his earlier (1935), similarly plotted The 39 Steps (77). And, indeed, when viewed through the eyes of the narratives' male...
The Biology of Blood-Lust: Medieval Medicine, Theology, and the Vampire Jew
Released in 1967, Roman Polanski's Dance of the Vampires (also known as The Fearless Vampire Killers) tells the tale of two intrepid vampire hunters, Professor Abronsius and his assistant, Alfred, who take up residence at a small village inn near the...
The Glass House (2008)
The Glass House (2008) Directed by Hamid Rahmanian Distributed by Fictionville Studios, in association with the Sundance Channel www.prometheuscinema.com/the-glass-house.html 92 minutes; Farsi, with English subtitles, and English "I...
The Horror of "Honey, I'm Home!": The Perils of Postwar Family Love in the Domestic Sitcom
The 1950s Sitcom in Memory, Fantasy, and Fact In the 1970s, Rick Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; ABC, 1952-66) and Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy; CBS, 1951-7) hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975-present). Nelson had been a "nice boy"...
The Nine Lives of Norodom Sihanouk (2009)
The Nine Lives of Norodom Sihanouk (2009) Directed by Gilles Cayatte Produced by Christiane Graziani Distributed by Icarus Films www.icarusfilms.com 52 minutes An old saying has it that it is not the cards you're dealt that matter,...
The Story of a Young Couple (Roman Einer Jungen Ehe) (1952)
The Story of a Young Couple (Roman einer jungen Ehe) (1952) Directed by Kurt Maetzig Distributed by DEFA Film Library www.defafilmlibrary.com 99 minutes A Berlin Romance (Eine Berliner Romanze) (1956) Directed by Gerhard Klein ...
True Whisperers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers (2007)
True Whisperers: The Story of The Navajo Code Talkers (2007) Produced by Valerie Red-Horse and Gale Anne Hurd Distributed by PBS Home Video www.pbs.org 60 minutes During the war, the Japanese were highly adept at breaking Allied code,...
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