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Journal Cover Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
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  • Individual Agency and the Studio System: Don Siegel, Montage, and Warner
           Bros
    • Abstract: Within the pantheon of American directors, Don Siegel is famous for transcending limitations of genre and budget to create such arresting films as The Big Steal (1949), Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Dirty Harry (1971), The Shootist (1976) and Escape from Alcatraz (1979). Siegel’s early career in Hollywood is no less interesting. Through a combination of luck, skill, charisma, and hutzpah, Siegel played a major role in codifying the use of montage at Warner Bros. from 1934 to 1945. His montage work appears in several Warner Bros. pictures from that time period, including Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Anatole Litvak, 1939), The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh, 1939), Knute Rockne ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Myth of John F. Kennedy in Film and Television
    • Abstract: As demonstrated by the official commemorations in November 2013, which accompanied the fiftieth anniversary of his death, President John F. Kennedy continues to cast an enormous shadow on U.S. politics, despite the relatively short duration of his tenure. There have been numerous historical accounts, biographies, kiss-and-tell stories, and revelations about his indiscretions, his brothers, and his extended family.1 More broadly, his impact on American culture, history, and society is far from settled, with liberals wondering, for example, whether Kennedy would have withdrawn from Vietnam and would have sustained the cause of Civil Rights and with conservatives wondering how his personal character would have played ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melodrama, Sickness, and Paranoia: Todd Haynes and the Woman’s Film
    • Abstract: Filmmaker Todd Haynes has claimed that his films do not create cultural artifacts so much as appropriate and recombine the ones that audiences think they already know (MacDonald 2009, 57). This approach seems particularly true of the films in which Haynes puts the woman at the center of a melodrama—the genre traditionally associated with feminine sensibilities.1 He self-consciously returns to generic touchstones like Mildred Pierce and Far From Heaven, for example, to explore the effects of the Motion Picture Production Code prohibitions and the paternal authority on which the classical woman’s film relied (Superstar and Safe).2 How many of the familiar tropes of the “woman’s film” have made their way into today’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect by R. Bruce Elder (review)
    • Abstract: In DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect, Canadian filmmaker and critic R. Bruce Elder examines early cinema’s reception among intellectuals, particularly among artist practitioners of the subject genres. The text proper is divided into three chapters, which comprise 569 pages.The first chapter sets the discursive context, delineating how nineteenth- and early twentieth-century developments in mathematics undermined man’s faith in calculative reason as a means for describing reality. Elder does not deny the well-established links between the unexpected and unprecedented tragedy of the First World War and the avant garde artistic (or anti-artistic) movement known as DADA. He acknowledges both the ramifications ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s
           France by Jonathan Driskell (review)
    • Abstract: Jonathan Driskell situates his study, The French Screen Goddess, at the crossroads of French cinema studies and star studies, focusing on women stars of the 1930s. The author claims that his study distinguishes itself from existing scholarship on 1930s French cinema that has exhaustively covered the categories of cinematic “masterpieces,” auteur filmmakers, and a movement known as “poetic realism.” By focusing on popular film, the author opts to ally himself with scholars of cultural studies and to offer a counter-argument to the old chestnut that “Hollywood produces popular cinema and Europe produces ‘art cinema’” (3). According to Driskell, between-the-wars France had a rich popular cinema that developed its ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary in the 21st Century by Helen
           Hughes (review)
    • Abstract: The stated aim in this book is to give sustained critical attention to award-winning, feature-length environmental documentaries produced in this century’s first decade. Helen Hughes does this through extensive quotation from literature about communication, discussion of some overall issues involved in the genre, and analysis of key films. As a framework for her analysis, she constructs three general subgenres of “eco-docs” (her term) defined by the way films respond to environmental problems. She concludes her book with a study of a documentary that she believes partakes of all three subgenres and thus constitutes a fourth category.In her discussion of issues in these documentaries, Hughes astutely observes that ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical by Larry Ceplair and
           Christopher Trumbo (review)
    • Abstract: Donald Trumbo contains 582 pages of text; 81 pages of notes; an appendix listing Trumbo’s black market work, original treatments, and unsold scripts; and a chronology of the highlights of his life and the historical events that shaped it. Whether one believes that Trumbo merits such a weighty (literally) biography depends upon one’s interest in, arguably, the most colorful and complex screenwriter of Golden Age Hollywood. Historians of the blacklist will not be disappointed, nor will anyone eager to understand how a man from Grand Junction, Colorado came to embody the unresolved tensions that characterized the period from the Great Depression to the beginning of the Cold War. Trumbo was antiwar but also ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Muybridge: The Eye in Motion by Stephen Barber (review)
    • Abstract: The equipment bequeathed by photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) to the Kingston-on-Thames Museum in southern England included: his Zoöpraxiscope (with which he projected his celebrated simultaneous photography sequence images of horses trotting), numbers of slides, prints and his majestic 1878 panorama of San Francisco. All of these had been seen and admired by thousands of viewers in the United States and Europe between 1879 and 1893.These elements of the legacy are covered in a book of essays edited by Stephen Herbert and published in 2004 as: Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest. However, Muybridge also left the museum another, almost unknown document: a “unique oracular object of his ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Private Eye Detectives in the Movies by Bran Nicol (review)
    • Abstract: Scholarly treatments of film noir have one commonality: the ebullience with which commentators describe their objects of study and reveal the intrigues hidden within them. Approaching films not as discrete compositions, but rather as a collective array of evidence, such commentators begin to resemble detectives on the search for clues imperceptible to others; that is, they begin to resemble the paranoid protagonists of the films themselves, who, in order to compensate for a lack of understanding, create coherent but arbitrary systems out of available evidence. Of course, by now we shouldn’t be surprised that noir, which James Naremore has suggested might be “entirely a creation of postmodern culture,” would unfold ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Upstairs and Downstaires: British Costume Drama Television from The
           Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey ed. by James Leggott and Julie Anne Taddeo
           (review)
    • Abstract: This edited collection consists of a foreword by Jerome de Groot, author of Consuming History (2008), the editors’ introduction, and twenty essays organised into three sections: 'Approaches to the costume drama’, ‘The costume drama, history and heritage’, and ‘The costume drama, sexual politics, and fandom’. The collection’s historical focus is primarily upon British television series produced after the late 1960s. Essays in the first section address issues such as historiography, seriality, and music; essays in the second consider topics such as the representation of the Middle Ages, the Second World War, and the merchant navy in selected series; some of the essays in the third section move beyond the predominant ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • James Cagney Films of the 1930s by James L. Neibaur (review)
    • Abstract: James L. Neibaur’s James Cagney Films of the 1930s presents an overview of Cagney’s early acting career, beginning with his work as a vaudevillian actor, then focusing on his transition into the Warner Brothers acting stables, and culminating with his emergence as a top tier Hollywood persona. The book follows a chronological history of Cagney’s 1930s films, with each of its thirty-four chapters focusing on one film, and it culminates in a brief discussion of Cagney’s career after the 1930s. Chapters follow a steady formula of brief historical context, plot summary, light character analysis, relevant trade reviews from the era, and a summary of how the film in question affected Cagney’s career trajectory.Neibaur ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cinema of John Boorman by Brian Hoyle (review)
    • Abstract: Despite a career spanning fifty years and such renowned films as Point Blank (1967), Deliverance (1972), and Excalibur (1981), John Boorman has thus far drawn only a scarce amount of scholarly consideration. Few may have even realized that he is still an active filmmaker; in 2014, Boorman received renewed attention for releasing his first film in eight years, Queen and Country, a sequel to his award-winning Hope and Glory (1987). In The Cinema of John Boorman, Brian Hoyle, a leading scholar specializing in British auteurs, redresses the situation with a commendable work that covers all of his films before his most recent.Notwithstanding his obvious admiration for Boorman and his labor in constructing this work ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Homemade Men In Postwar Austrian Cinema. Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity
           by Maria Fritsche (review)
    • Abstract: Like most of my generation, I watched old Austrian films on Saturday afternoons on television in the 1970s. Maria Fritsche, the author of this study about Austrian cinema from 1945–55, starts her book with such memories that she shares with many Austrians, which may demonstrate that these films maintained their influence long after they were first shown in the cinemas. Little did we know that the familiarity and strange pleasure we felt as children while watching these films would become the issues of a scholarly book.Fritsche’s own personal history proves to be a priceless advantage that distinguishes this book from others, predominantly by German scholars, who mostly treat Austrian cinema simply as a sub-category ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture Before the
           Golden Age by Laura Isabel Serna (review)
    • Abstract: A striking archival image from 1920s Mexico City serves as the establishing shot for Laura Isabel Serna’s excellent monograph, Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture Before the Golden Age. This frontispiece bears visible damage; a corner is missing and a crack cuts across the photo from left to right. The photo’s condition suggests both the opportunities and challenges of archival research – the piecing together of the past from its surviving traces – which forms the foundation of Serna’s work. The content of the image, then, evokes the topic of Serna’s study, which traces the growth of Mexico’s Hollywood-based film culture from the late 19-teens through the coming of sound. The photo captures ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Akira Kurosawa by Peter Wild (review)
    • Abstract: Peter Wild’s Akira Kurosawa, part of Reaktion Books’ “Critical Lives” series, combines biographical information and individual film analysis to offer an overview of film director Akira Kurosawa’s life and work. The book serves as an introductory text to the well-known Japanese director, providing general examinations of Kurosawa’s films in light of his personal life. Wild accomplishes this by structuring the book chronologically, separating Kurosawa’s life into eleven sections, each of which interweaves major events taking place in the director’s life with the movies being produced during that time period. Akira Kurosawa begins with Kurosawa’s birth and early life, highlighting the young Japanese boy’s obsession ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Historical Dictionary of British Cinema by Alan Burton and Steve Chibnall
           (review)
    • Abstract: A reference book demands a delicate series of trade-offs. On the one hand, such a work needs to be as comprehensive as possible. On the other, it has to inform through concise morsels rather than long, linear arguments. A reference book should survey the widest possible bounds of its topic (even if its topic only covers a sub-field). Yet, controlled by the restrictions of even a generous word allotment, it has to make choices about representative examples, and cannot feature the same degree of obscurity as a series of articles or a book focused on a single, narrower subject.Thankfully, Alan Burton and Steve Chibnall’s Historical Dictionary of British Cinema mostly makes smart trade-offs, and it emerges as an ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Woman’s Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History by
           Alison L. McKee (review)
    • Abstract: The woman’s films of the 1940s are an inexhaustible source of cinematic and scholarly pleasures, so it is no surprise that a recent book from Alison McKee, The Woman’s Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History, revisits the classics despite some forty years of feminist work on the corpus. Positioning herself against the psychoanalytic frameworks that fuelled early feminist film theory’s re-discovery of the genre, McKee focuses on narrativity rather than visuality. According to the author, the woman’s films of the 40s make female desire their very object and confront it directly. While focusing on the flow of desire propelling the film’s narratives, McKee attends to what she calls “lost narratives”—personal ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Importing Asta Nielsen: The International Film Star in the Making,
           1910–1914 ed. by Martin Loiperdinger and Uli Jung (review)
    • Abstract: The standard historical account of early film stardom focuses primarily on the American cinema. Such histories privilege the evolution of a star system initiated by major figures such as Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin in the early 1910s. Importing Asta Nielsen: The International Film Star in the Making, 1910–1914, offers a carefully researched riposte to this standard history. A collection of essays on transnational stardom taking Danish actress Asta Nielsen’s early career as its case study, this second volume of KINtop, Studies in Early Cinema moves beyond the standard view through thoroughgoing archival research. The book offers a broader view of Nielsen’s career across national borders and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Epic Sound Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films by Stephen C. Meyer
           (review)
    • Abstract: For nearly two decades following the end of the Second World War, one of the most popular and profitable of American film genres was the biblical epic. And one of the most prominent features of those movies was the music—full-throated, symphonic scores of unusual length and stylistic variety performed by large studio orchestras for playback through multichannel sound systems. In later years, the biblical epic came to be scorned or even ignored by film critics and scholars. Stephen Meyer of Syracuse University finds the dismissal of these films regrettable, for he regards them as particularly revealing of the “ideological and aesthetic” tensions within American society. These tensions were bound up with its ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Death Penalty in American Cinema: Criminality and Retribution in
           Hollywood Film by Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan (review)
    • Abstract: In The Death Penalty in American Cinema: Criminality and Retribution in Hollywood Film, Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan tackles a subject that has largely been ignored save for a few master’s theses. The author, a film scholar at the University of Haifa, examines the legal, social, religious, and other cultural dimensions that relate to capital punishment, particularly as this nation has persisted in implementing something long abolished in most other nations. As Kozlovsky-Golan notes, “The social and philosophical drama of the death penalty is also a wellspring of fascinating personal stories, which Hollywood cinema has expertly exploited over the years to tell audience-pulling tales of human interest” (1).Much of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies by Ariel
           Rogers (review)
    • Abstract: How do “moving pictures” move us? Ariel Rogers sets out to answer this question in Cinematic Appeals, unpacking the discourses associated with three types of movie movement: affective impact, bodily address, or how movies produce physical and emotional reactions in viewers, and the shifting technologies that influence the creation and presentation of the moving images on the screen. While Rogers provides useful histories of several cinematic technologies—widescreen and 3D in the 1950s, digital filmmaking and digital 3D in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries—her book is not so much a study of technology as of the discourses about new cinematic technologies. Rogers’s analysis focuses on the ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Films of Agnes Moorehead by Axel Nissen (review)
    • Abstract: The title is accurate. The Films of Agnes Moorehead offers an overview of the actress’s sixty-three feature films, each of which receives its own chapter consisting of a concisely written essay that includes a plot synopsis, a critical evaluation, production information, credits, release dates, and awards. For Moorehead’s most important film, Citizen Kane (1941), in which her minor role created a major sensation in the extraordinary long take in which she revealed her readiness to sell her son to a bank so he could have the dream life that the owner of a boarding house could not give him, Nissen offers new information to readers who know about all the technnical innovations: the high and low angle shots, the faux ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The HBO Effect by Dean J. DeFino (review)
    • Abstract: The phrase ‘HBO effect’ has become popular shorthand for describing the influence HBO (Home Box Office) has had on TV. HBO’s original content, especially its drama series, carry a certain cultural weight and are often lauded as being at the forefront of the current ‘Golden Age’ of TV. In The HBO Effect, Dean J. DeFino of Iona College demythologizes HBO to an extent, demonstrating that the pay-TV network is not an aberration, but was instead a logical outgrowth of developments within the television industry. The book provides a succinct yet extremely informative history of the company that expands beyond the scope of George Mair’s HBO history published in 1988. Over the course of The HBO Effect, DeFino shows how HBO ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film
           Events, 1945–1995 by Hugo Frey (review)
    • Abstract: The New York Times Sunday magazine of February 22, 2015 contained a lengthy article on the state of France’s Front National, the far right political party headed by Marine Le Pen. Several years ago she took over the leadership from her father Jean, who is still active in promoting the party’s original political program of reserving France for the French-born. Having just finished Hugo Frey’s book, Nationalism and the Cinema in France, 1945–1995, I was not surprised to see how neatly his final chapter, “The Cinema and the Extreme Right-Wing Undercurrent,” dovetailed with the Times article and Marine Le Pen’s presidential ambitions for 2017. Plus ça change…Combining Roland Barthes’ still pertinent Mythologies and ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Horrors of Trauma in Cinema: Violence Void Visualization ed. by
           Michael Elm, Kobi Kabalek, and Julia B. Köhne (review)
    • Abstract: Historians and film theorists have lately produced path-breaking scholarship on the impact of 20th century traumas on cinema. Anton Kaes, for example, recently explored the Great War’s impact on Weimar cinema and broke ground in revealing how cinema gave expression to trauma and violence for a wounded nation. Films, even those not directly dealing with the war, provided a mirror for a shell-shocked interwar German society reeling from the trauma of total war.13 Similarly, The Horrors of Trauma in Cinema, an interdisciplinary collection of essays edited by Michael Elm, Kobi Kabalek and Julia B. Köhne, explores the function of cinema in visualizing violence for traumatized societies. Taking a transnational ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Twentieth Century-Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935–1965 by Peter
           Lev (review)
    • Abstract: In his most recent offering in film history, Peter Lev provides a compelling examination of Twentieth Century-Fox over a crucial thirty year period, from its 1935 beginning in the merger of two companies—Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures—to the smash success of Sound of Music in 1965. These thirty years take the company from its rise to becoming one of the most powerful Hollywood studios by the 1940s, through its difficulties over the 1950s, and into the volatile early 1960s. Lev’s chronological scope covers how Fox managed the transition from Old to New Hollywood, as the system of major studios controlling the production, distribution, and exhibition of motion pictures gave way to a less ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema ed.
           by Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of provocative essays explores issues of Jewish cultural, ethnic, and religious identity. The essays are preceded by an excellent introduction that places the American Jewish experience in its historical context. The book shows how Jews have helped “construct” Hollywood versions of the American dream. It illuminates aspects of Hollywood’s Jewish aesthetics, economics, and politics. The anthology achieves its goal of aiming “to highlight ways in which the Jewish experience is essential to both the history of Jews in America and to the history of the film and media in America” (12). It sounds an interdisciplinary call for further research by film historians, critics, and scholars of the American ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) dir. by Ciro Guerra
           (review)
    • Abstract: At a pivotal moment in Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent, the anthropologist Theo, traveling into the furthest reaches of the Amazon in 1909, realizes that his compass has fallen into the hands of a group of natives. As he desperately wants to retrieve it, his guide, the shaman Karamakate, laughs at him and calls him “such a white man.” The anthropologist, sounding like he has rehearsed Star Trek’s prime directive, insists he cannot leave the compass behind because traditional methods of navigation (“these people navigate by the moon and stars”) would be forgotten. Laughing again, the shaman tells him: “You can’t forbid them to learn, white man.” With that simple line—and perhaps even more with that ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In the Heart of the Sea dir. by Ron Howard (review)
    • Abstract: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) famously opens with a title card that reads: “Not that it matters, but most of what follows is true.” In the Heart of the Sea would, in a more perfect world, open with one that reads: “Not that it matters, but most of what follows is made up.” It is based on a true story—the 1820 sinking of the whaling ship Essex by an enraged sperm whale, and the ill-prepared crew’s long, harrowing struggle for survival—but only in the loosest sense. There is a ship, a whale, and twenty-one men whose names (mostly) match those who went to sea aboard the Essex. The rest is a mish-mash of plot tropes, stock characters, and images, plundered from a half-dozen better cinematic sea stories with ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Adrift (Choơi Vaơi) dir. by Bùi Thạc Chuyên
           (review)
    • Abstract: “If you are simple like me, nothing is a problem,” remarks Duyên to her friend, without realizing how complicated her life is about to become. Duyên, the protagonist of Bùi Thạc Chuyên’s 2009 Vietnamese film Adrift (Choơi Vaơi), believes herself to be a simple person living a simple life. She follows the traditional roles assigned to a wife in Vietnam, and is trying her best to conform to what she has been taught a woman must be. But Duyên’s life is not nearly as simple as she thinks it is, and this quiet and melancholy film explores the problems caused by isolation and misunderstanding in the great loneliness of the rapidly changing social landscape in Vietnam.A young tour guide in Hanoi, Duyên (Đỗ Thị Hải Yến) ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tres instantes, un grito dir. by Cecilia Barriga (review)
    • Abstract: “¡No nos representan!” (They don´t represent us!), “We´re the 99%!” and “La educación chilena no se vende. Se defiende!” (Education in Chile is not for sale. It´s to be defended): Three protest shouts in three different places with a common root: the influence of the economic sphere on the political one that has turned the supposedly political representatives of the citizens into promoters of the interests of corporations and banks. By filming three popular demonstrations that protest against the lack of “democratic essence” in neoliberal democracies (Spain, the US, and Chile), the film Tres instantes, un grito (Three moments, one shout), directed by Chilean filmmaker Cecilia Barriga, addresses issues such as the ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll dir. by
           John Pirozzi (review)
    • Abstract: There is a saying in Cambodia that “music is the soul of a nation.” So begins this complex, but uplifting, documentary that combines the Khmer Rouge, the Vietnam War, American politics, Southeast Asia in the 1950s-70s and, most importantly, rock and roll. John Pirozzi’s film, which took ten years to complete, tells a story that deserves to be heard. While it can get complicated politically at times, the focus is always on the music. This a film about joy, hope, devastation and survival, and you can dance to it. But this is not just a film for cult musicologists, it’s a film for anyone interested in world culture, politics, war, and history.This is a film that opens viewers’ eyes to a story that has never really ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Don’t Breathe dir. by Fede Alvarez (review)
    • Abstract: Home, we tell ourselves, is a sanctuary and a refuge: a safe space whose walls and doors keep the outside world at bay and shield us from whatever might seek to do us harm. Tales of homes besieged—or, worse, invaded—by outsiders with evil intent are, therefore, staples of the horror, suspense, and comedy genres: as old as fairy tales and folklore, and as modern as films such as Panic Room (2002) and The Purge (2013).Regardless of genre, however, home-invasion stories typically follow a familiar emotional arc, taking the audience from dread (as the threat becomes apparent) to despair (as the magnitude of the threat becomes manifest) to triumph (as the protagonist, gathering wits and improvised weapons, fights back). ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hell Or High Water dir. by David MacKenzie (review)
    • Abstract: Adam McKay’s 2015 film The Big Short takes a number of meta-breaks to explain difficult financial concepts. In one of these breaks, actress Selena Gomez and the economist Richard H. Thaler stand by a Black Jack table in a casino, and explain Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs). As a crowd of onlookers make side bets on whether Gomez’s bet will bear fruit, and a crowd behind that crowd bet on the first crowd’s bets, the implications of the Synthetic CDO scene become obvious. It suggests that the practice of Synthetic CDPs is like gambling: both lead to risky behavior on a grand scale, while illustrating that it sometimes helps to have an approachable, fun, and flashy conduit to successfully convey a ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Birth of a Nation dir. by Nate Parker (review)
    • Abstract: Released in 1915, D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation was a national box office sensation. The plot included a white maiden leaping to her death to avoid defilement at the hands of a ravenous slave-turned-Union-soldier; loyal, “happy slaves” who refused to turn against their white benefactors even after receiving legal freedom; and southern men, led by the dashing Colonel Ben Cameron (Henry Walthall), rescuing silent starlet Lillian Gish in the process of violently redeeming the South’s shattered honor. President Woodrow Wilson—once an academic historian himself—allegedly remarked of the film’s white supremacist narrative that, “my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” Thus all at once and with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Listen to Me Marlon dir. by Stevan Riley (review)
    • Abstract: Marlon Brando was a complex man, to say the least. A legend in his own time, he spent decades in therapy trying to figure out who he was and how he fit into the scheme of things. Fortunately for posterity, he recorded many, if not most, of his sessions, along with business meetings, press conferences, random musings, and voice-mail messages. He kept a running journal of his life on audiotape, rather than writing it down.Brando labeled all these tapes and kept them neatly ordered and filed. The Brando estate ultimately turned this trove over to film producer John Battsek who, along with director Stevan Riley, cooked up the idea of using these recordings—along with various archival sources—to allow Brando to tell his ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Brooklyn dir. by John Crowley (review)
    • Abstract: Brooklyn is an Irish-Canadian-British film that takes its audience back to a time after the Second World War when America was experiencing a fresh influx of immigrants. Based on the novel by Irish author Colm Tóibín, the film tells the story of a young woman—Eilis Lacey—who has departed Ireland to search of opportunity in America.Eilis’s story is set at a time in US immigration history when a new wave of young Irish men and women come to America, seeking opportunities not available in Ireland. Indeed, it was almost a necessity for those seeking a better life to look elsewhere (as the numerous passengers on her voyage suggest). During the 1950s, Ireland practiced strong austerity measures and struggled political ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • BaddDDD: Sonia Sanchez dir. by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina
           Schmidt Gordon (review)
    • Abstract: BaddDDD: Sonia Sanchez is part biography, part memoir, and part social history, focused on one of the most influential figures in the 1960s Black Arts Movement. Poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez has long been overlooked in studies of the era, but as the film demonstrates, her work and goals retain the same powerful relevance today. Released in 2015, the film enters into the present-day climate of racial tension and simultaneously represents the historical precedent for that tension. Part of this documentary’s impact comes from its refusal to present history drawn from the dominant discourse, instead combining Sanchez’s poetry with a timeline of historical events from the Civil Rights movement, along with ... Read More
      Keywords: Motion pictures; Siegel, Don,; Television programs; Kennedy, John F.; Motion pictures for women; Haynes, Todd; Motion picture actors and actresses; Documentary films; Trumbo, Dalton,; Muybridge, Eadweard,; Private investigators; Taddeo, Julie Anne,;
      PubDate: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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