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...Most jazz films aren't really about jazz. But then, most jazz isn't really about jazz.In matters of representing historical phenomena on (or through) documentary film, rhetorical invention and contextualization are often the soft-spoken...

The Revolt of the Beets

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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... of Agriculture, J.H. Ricard, organized a session in the auditorium of the Agricultural College in Paris.Henri Queuille, “Préface,” Cinémathèque agricole: répertoire des films (Paris: Ministère de l’Agriculture, 1938), 1–2. During this meeting, he...

“Carcasses of Manioc-Eaters”

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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... primarily focused on the representations of the colonies in fiction film, leaving the documentary archive largely unexplored.See Pierre Leprohon, L’exotisme et le cinéma: les “chasseurs d’images” à la conquête du monde (Paris: Éditions J....

They Won’t Stay Dead: The Ghosts, Zombies and Vampires of 9/11

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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... crisis. The survivors know what they know solely from television, even if what the television is telling them differs from their own experience. Head Security guard C. J. (Michael Kelly) observes a sheriff (played by Tom Savini) barking...

The Trip Continued

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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... Rice. These films were adult in tone and theme, and Tommy, Joe, and I particularly enjoyed seeing Silvana Mangano with her skirt hiked up and Brigitte Bardot nearly naked.The 1960s would witness Hitchcock’s filmmaking career start to decline...

“Making the Fiction of the Empire a Reality”

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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... and with the resulting population shifts towards industrial centers, the “social fabric of the African tribe” was being undermined by “the pace at which contact with western industrial life [was] moving.”Notcutt and Latham 9. Essentially, as J. Merle Davis...

Over the Top

William J. Mann

William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, Salon, and other publications. He is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn; Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger; Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood; and Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Be a Movie Star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981

Faber & Faber, 2009

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... to FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, “nor is there any evidence to indicate that he has retained any of the proceeds of any loans.” Todd, meanwhile, had moved on to other things. His wife had died, and he’d married (and divorced) the actress Joan...

The Character-Based Structure of Slacker

J.J. Murphy

J. J. Murphy is Professor of Film Production and Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His films have played at major international film festivals and have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), the Barbican Film Centre (London), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Me and You and Memento and Fargo : How Independent Screenplays Work

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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... pyschodrama, or Korine engages in a similar free-associative image play found in the plotless cinema of Ron Rice. Slacker, like Korine’s Gummo and Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., undermines the causality of classical narrative, which provides...

The biggest independent pictures ever made

J.D. Connor

J.D. Connor is Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California, USA. His research focuses on the interplay of art and industry in the contemporary Hollywood system, the history of tape recording, and Kennedy-era media shifts. Connor is the author of the forthcoming The Studios after the Studios (2015) and on the Steering Committee of Post45 (post45.org). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Math and Aftermath : The Economic Image and the Digital Recession

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... are. For this film, the art department was headed by James Chinlund, Richard L. Johnson, and Victor J. Zolfo. The dolly, the tie-in, the shawarma. The Avengers, Marvel/Disney (Paramount), 2012....