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Articles from Vol. 45, No. 2, Fall

An Atlas of World Cinema
The term world dnema is now permanently with us: in our classes, our textbooks, the popular press. It names the global reach of Hollywood, beginning with Jaws (Steven Spielberg, U.S.A., 1975) and Star Wars (George Lucas, U.S.A., 1977), and it names the...
Cinephilia/Telephilia
Cinephilia and telephilia were born in different historical circumstances: the former in the 1960s, as an expression of an uttered project with the aim of returning to the cinema its right to be a work of art; the latter in the second half of 1980s,...
Editorial
Taken together, the essays in this issue cross a variety of boundaries. Dudley Andrew's pathbreaking essay, "An Atlas of World Cinema," very boldly problematizes the notion of "world cinema." In particular, he addresses the way in which the category...
Genre Regression and the New Cold War: The Return of the Police Procedural
Armed militias watch the subways at night, their automatic rifles pointed just south of the populace. They are part of an endless war, a war where anyone may be an enemy and where battles are won but there is no ultimate victory. In the course of this...
In Another Part of the Cultural Ghetto: A Telephile's Notes
Cold OpenI watch television. While this short declarative sentence may seem like an obvious thing to say (particularly for someone who does media studies), in reality this is more than a semantic distinction: I do not simply study television, I watch...
Journeying
Journeying Sam Rohdie, Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism (London: British Film Institute, 2001).It is with some trepidation that I set out on the writing of a review of Sam Rohdie's Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism. This uncertainty...
Just Images
Just Images Georges Didi-Huberman, Images malgré tout (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 2003)."Pour savoir, il faut s'imaginer." (To know, one must be able to imagine.)-Georges Didi-Huberman"J'adore les gens qui cherchent la vérité, et j'ai peur des gens...
Matters of Taste, Subtexts of Rank
In a discussion of the reception of the primetime television program Dynasty, Jane Feuer recounts that in the fall of 1985 her local network affiliate station covered the fan festivities for the show's season premiere.1 Enthusiasts dressed in costumes...
Product Demonstrations and Female Telephilia
It is good television to build a skit around the effect of crankcase gum and how to use the oil that will prevent it.... A mere verbal recital of fact is good radio, but it is decidedly poor television unless it is accompanied by visual material that...
Projecting Citizenship: Realizing Plaatje's Vision in Come See the Bioscope
"Awakening on Friday morning, June 20, 1913, the South African native found himself not actually a slave but a pariah in the land of his birth." Solomon T. Plaatje wrote these words to describe the drastic effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act on the...
Telephilia vs. Cinephilia = Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano?
The period stretching from the late 1990s to the early 2000s witnessed the continuing success of Japanese films in international film festivals and international art film theaters. In 1995, Hirokazu Koreeda's Maboroshi no hikari/Maboroshi (Japan, 1994)...
Television: Teacher, Mother, Secret Lover!
A fellow telephile gave me a Simpsons card on my last birthday. Homer sprawls atop a television in total abandon, head back, tongue lolling out. A caption reads "Television-Teacher, Mother, Secret Lover!" Like Homer, I love television and am regularly...
The (Depressingly) Attainable Text
To be a theoretician of the cinema, one should ideally no longer love the cinema and yet still love it: have loved it a lot and only have detached oneself from it by taking it up again from the other end, taking it as the target for the very same scopic...
Women of Early Cinema
Women of Early Cinema A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra, Duke University Press, 2002.Unlike previous anthologies on early cinema that have focused on the first decade or two of film history, A Feminist Reader...
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