Framework

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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring

Asta Nielsen's Acting: Motion, Emotion, and the Camera-Eye
Asta Nielsen (1881-1972) was the first truly cinematic star in the history of European film. Most importantly, Nielsen became a star because of the expressiveness of her acting, a style uniquely composed of silence, light and movement. For Nielsen, theater...
Biography within the Documentary Frame: A Note
In different ways, elements of the 'biographical' have always figured as a key constituent within the documentary approach. They have often provided the basis in a particular life or lives upon which to develop a more general theme, commentary and argument....
Editorial
Framework: the Journal of Cinema andMedia'is an English-language based, international journal dedicated to theoretical and historical work on contemporary developments in world film and media. Framework has always been known for diverse explorations...
Getting Carter
Getting Carter British Crime Cinema, edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy, Routledge, 1999It should not surprise readers that many of the essays in Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy's fine collection, British Crime Cinema, draw a corollary between...
Illustrious Corpuscles
"Beaumont and Fletcher-and they've been dead for three hundred years.''All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years!' is Betty Davis's response to this statement in All About Eve.But I think that Mr. B and Mr. F would be quite at home amongst...
Independents' Days
Independents' Days Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain 1945-90, edited by Margaret Dickinson, British Film Institute, 1999.Rogue Reels is a pioneering attempt to uncover much of the hidden history of a heterogeneous movement, loosely termed the...
Interview with Budd Boetticher
Budd Boetticher died on November 29, 2001, leaving a reputation for a legendary life and for films of unique style and humor. Popularly successful, his films were also critically lauded by Andrew Sarris and André Bazin. Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah...
New York Film Festival 2001
New York Film Festival 2001Stark reality mixed with interpretative memory dominated this year's festival. The most striking was Claude Lanzman's exceptional Sobibor October 14, 1943 4 p.m., an outtake of Shoah, his 1979 nine hour Holocaust documentary....
Presidential Addresses
Presidential Addresses American Politics in Hollywood Film, lan Scott, Edinburgh University Press, 2000.It is important to remember, when reviewing a book like Scott's latest work, that academic notions about film studies are constantly under revision,...
Progress and Tradition in Irish Cinema
Progress and Tradition in Irish Cinema Irish Film: the Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema, Martin McLoone, British Film Institute, 2000.What makes this study stand out from a number of recent publications on this subject is its detailed integration of...
(Re)made in the USA
(Re)made in the USA Encore Hollywood: Remaking French Cinema, Lucy Mazdon, British Film Institute, 2000.Lucy Mazdon begins Encore Hollywood: Remaking French Cinema by citing a review of The Assassin, John Badham's 1993 remake of Luc Besson's Nikita (1990)....
Severed Heads and Severed Genitals: Violence in Dead Presidents
The Hughes Brothers' 1995 film Dead Presidents (U.S.) is structured around a mind/body duality that focuses specifically on the issue of masculinity; a structure that conforms, in part, to a pattern of mind/body narratives that have proliferated in 1990s...
Strangers on the Shore: The Contributions of French Novelists and Directors to British Cinema, 1946-1960
Between the end of the second world war and the start of the 1960s, there were several cultural differences between Great Britain and France. Some were more ephemeral than others. The most obvious, those of territory and language, remain virtually unchanged...
The Family Snaps
The Family Snaps Representing the Family. Deborah Chambers. Sage. 2001In her new book, Representing the Family, Deborah Chambers offers an ambitious and quite comprehensive attempt to chronicle progressive perspectives on resistance to the nuclear family...
The 'Machine Operator': Deus Ex Machina of the Storefront Cinema
For Martin HeathI. That invisible being who escapes from sight into the mysteries of his booth, the dens ex machina of film exhibition.Charles Le Fraper, 1912 (Le Fraper n.d., 150)The scenes he brings to life and which enrapture the audience bring him...
Une Femme Douce and the Spectrum of Revolt: Bresson's Transition to Color in the Aftermath of May '68
My literary preferences are for men who have enough of a visual angle to see the whole spectrum of human drama without blinders. Balzac, Dostoevsky are two whom I always reread with the same fascination. Their work is a sphere, and one aspect of it is...
Who the Hell Is Howard Hawks?
There is an interesting story concerning Howard Hawks to be found in Barbara Learning's Avon biography of Katharine Hepburn. In this book, Learning tells the story of Hepburn's romance with John Ford, which began, apparently, during the filming of Mary...

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