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Journal Cover Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
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  • "A World Film Fight": Behind the Scenes With Hollywood and Fascist Italy
    • Abstract: Historians who study Hollywood in the late 1930s and early 1940s generally focus on the film capital's remarkable cinematic output, its oligopolistic corporate structure, or the industry's complex response to Nazism. Hollywood's relationship with Nazi Germany's ally—Fascist Italy—has received scant attention, however. There are good reasons for this.1 Italy's film market was smaller than Germany's (and also Great Britain's, another common topic of historical inquiry), and therefore seems less consequential. On a less tangible level, Hitler's towering presence overshadows Mussolini in historical memory, relegating Italian Fascism to the geopolitical equivalent of a B-movie. Even at the time, the trade journals ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dismantling the Third Reich: in Cate Shortland's Lore (2012)
    • Abstract: Within the opening minutes of Lore, it becomes clear that Cate Shortland is going to take her audience into new territory. Whereas recent films such as Der Untergang (Downfall, Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2005) and NaPolA (Before the Fall, Dennis Gansel, 2004) conclude with shots of blond teenagers entering the mythical German forest to escape the ruins of the Third Reich, as if crossing the threshold into a prelapsarian Stunde Null, Lore begins as the titular character and her four siblings enter the forest in what one critic has aptly termed 'a mixture of an apocalyptic road movie and a coming-of-age story'.1 In Shortland's film, the spell of a fairy tale is cast and then, of moral necessity, broken.Lore depicts the ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962): A Dying Empire's Cri de Coeur
    • Abstract: In 1962, two of the nation's motion-picture production giants—20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures—released a major war film. Fox's The Longest Day focused on the US-led invasion of Normandy, late in World War II, and featured John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Peter Lawford, Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, and Robert Mitchum. Columbia's Lawrence of Arabia, in contrast, centered on a First World War "side-show of a side-show," the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, and featured a then-unknown Irish actor, Peter O'Toole, alongside a then-unknown Egyptian actor, Omar Sharif. Despite The Longest Day's superior star power, immediate patriotic appeal, and closer temporal proximity to the events being celebrated on screen ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Chapter in Her Life (1923): A "Chapter" on the History, Aesthetics, and
           Ethics of Lois Weber's Filmmaking
    • Abstract: Lois Weber's filmmaking career emerged during an era of opportunities for aspiring women in a developing cinema industry, and Weber—director of such socially significant works as Suspense (1913), Hypocrites (1914), The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916), Where Are My Children (1916) and the Blot (1921)—was, "without doubt, the most important woman director of the silent era."1 However, A Chapter in Her Life, Weber's 1923 film based on novelist Clara Louise Burnham's Jewel: A Chapter in Her Life (1903),2 has rarely been seriously examined by film historians. With the exception of Shelley Stamp's wide-ranging Lois Weber in Early Hollywood,3 critical literature has perpetuated the narrative of Weber's fall from her position ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • World Film Locations: Hong Kong ed. by Linda Chiu-han Lai and Kimburley
           Wing-yee Choi, and: Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema by Tan Ye and
           Yun Zhu, and: The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas ed. by Carlos Rojas
           and Eileen Cheng-yin Chow (review)
    • Abstract: China has fascinated the West since publication of Marco Polo's Travels in the early 1300s. Subsequent accounts of armchair travelers and memoirs of real ones, philosophical essays and poetic encomiums, breathless newsreels and prolix documentaries have expressed every sentiment from admiration to contempt. Just as often, they exposed "Orientalist" misunderstandings. Six hundred years later, the Middle Kingdom acquired cinema and began depicting itself, projecting Chinese-manufactured images and perspectives beyond self-imposed political and cultural borders. Chinese film in turn became fodder for academic rumination, until the scholarship now occupies considerable real estate in university libraries. Without undue ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career by Steven Awalt
           (review)
    • Abstract: Steven Awalt's detailed and thorough study of Duel, which decisively launched Spielberg's career, not only offers a step-by-step description of the film's production and the influence of Spielberg's childhood, but also reveals much about Spielberg as a creative director and cinematic storyteller.Universal signed the 23-year-old Spielberg to produce four TV films. The first was an adaptation of Richard Matheson's short story called Duel, which Awalt argues was a turning point in Spielberg's career. Along with accolades from Cecil Smith of the LA Times and Tony Scott of the Daily Variety, special praise by British critic Dilys Powell was highly significant to Spielberg's career. According to Awalt, "the destruction ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hollywood and the Holocaust by Henry Gonshak (review)
    • Abstract: Judith Doneson's The Holocaust in American Film (1987) pioneered the study of how Hollywood feature films have depicted Germany's attempt to exterminate European Jewry during World War Two. Doneson recognized that American directors sought to familiarize their domestic audiences with a foreign genocide whose means and scope were unprecedented. To do this, they initially downplayed the Jewishness of protagonists enduring or evading persecution, deportation, ghettoization, or liquidation and derived universal lessons about human nature, prejudice, and totalitarian rule from the Jewish ordeal by drawing explicit or implicit analogies from it to contemporary events. They typically imposed edifying endings on otherwise ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era
           Hollywood by Ana Salzberg (review)
    • Abstract: Ana Salzberg's Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood accomplishes the ambitious task of writing film history through the lens of psychoanalytic theory. Emphasizing the star-actress as "a living subject rather than a static icon," this volume seeks to interrogate such figures' relationship to the cinema screen's image of the ideal (3). Viewing stars in both on- and off-screen contexts, Salzberg invites the audience, alongside the actresses themselves, to scrutinize the fan-star relationship in theoretical terms.Maintaining compellingly in the introduction that the narcissism of stars and star-hopefuls is central to the perpetuation of Hollywood mythology, Salzberg crafts a ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work by Susan L. Mizruchi (review)
    • Abstract: The charismatic Marlon Brando remains an elusive and enigmatic figure for filmgoers as well as biographers. Usually acknowledged as America's finest actor, Brando nevertheless, often dismissed his art, and in the latter stages of his career the actor was often perceived as simply showing up for a paycheck. His decision to have Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather reject his Best Actor Award for The Godfather at the 1973 Oscar ceremony was condemned by many as a publicity stunt. Brando's personal life was also troubled by numerous marriages and love affairs in addition to the murder conviction of his son Christian and the suicide of his daughter Cheyenne. He resented his celebrity status, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship by
           Shohini Chaudhuri (review)
    • Abstract: It is clear from the outset of Shohini Chaudhuri's exceptional study, Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship, that the author's choice of films for her study is deeply rooted in the ethical discourse of human rights: "Cinema… disseminat[es] images that constructs how we think and feel about atrocities. Films help to shape prevailing normative perceptions, but they can also question those perceptions and build different ones" (2). There is little, if any, equivocation on Chaudhuri's part when it comes to calling out such celebrated films as Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Terry George's Hotel Rwanda (2004), and Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir (2008) for choosing relatively ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Classical Myth on Screen by Monica S. Cyrino & Meredith E. Safran
           (review)
    • Abstract: It is no longer radical to suggest that mythology's new place in the cultural consciousness comes by way of the silver screen. Hercules (2014), Immortals (2011), and the Clash of the Titans remake series (2010, 2012) are just a few examples of the glut of modern takes on Greco-Roman myths. Instead, it becomes the duty and mission of editors Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran, in their collected volume of essays Classical Myth On Screen, to explore what contemporary films' deviations from Homer and Ovid mean for the cultures for which the films were distributed. Though both editors are classics professors at esteemed institutions, they make it a point to separate Classical Myth from the majority of scholarship ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Agnès Varda by Kelley Conway (review)
    • Abstract: To undertake a new book length study of Agnès Varda is surely a daunting task. The filmmaker has been hard at work for over 60 years, having preceded (and partially inspired) the French nouvelle vague, embraced multiple formats for her creative work – moving from fiction, to documentary, to installation art, and every permutation in between – and, perhaps most intimidating for academics, having already inspired a wide range of scholarship, including two monographs (one as recent as 2014), a significant section of Sandy Flitterman-Lewis' To Desire Differently, and a stuffed-to-the-brim dossier of book chapters and journal articles over the years. Thankfully, the latest study of Varda has been expertly undertaken by ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life by C. Scott
           Combs (review)
    • Abstract: Death is a subject we are all fascinated by, whether we want to admit it or not. This fact is recognizable in the amount of filmed or photographed images of death we see daily in conventional fictional Hollywood cinema, network television programs, newsfeeds, YouTube videos, and random Google searches. Plane crashes, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, natural disasters, random acts of violence in the street; we are exposed to these horrific images for a variety of reasons, one of which is that they are marketable and, in some way, it is our natural inclination to want to see what is eventually going to happen to us, sometime in the future (whether violently or naturally). When I first chose to review Deathwatch: ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge
           by Alison Landsberg (review)
    • Abstract: In her new book, Alison Landsberg points out it that would be remiss to ignore the role that popular audiovisual media "have played in shaping the way people in the present visualize, come to understand, and ultimately feel invested in history" (2). Most current scholarship focuses on feature film but Landsberg highlights the importance of expanding the field to look at other popular mediums, including serialized television dramas, reality history TV, and virtual history exhibits. Each of these, along with film, is the focal point of one of the book's chapters. Landsberg contends that aspects of the history on screen experience regularly criticized by scholars – namely identification and emotion – can, in fact ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Vol. 2 Interviews ed. by Noel King
           and Deane Williams (review)
    • Abstract: Part of an edited three-part series, Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Vol. 2 Interviews is a companion piece to Vol. 1. Critical Positions and the as-yet-to-be-released third volume, which will include key articles published during the emergence of Australian film studies. Apart from a concise but welcome introduction, the work consists entirely of twenty-six edited and referenced interviews.Editors Noel King and Deane Williams, both notable Australian scholars in their own rights, have selected important contributors to the institutionalization of film studies in Australia, particularly from the period of 1975 to 1990. The contributors span the political spectrum and include film theorists, historians, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Italian Silent Cinema: A Reader ed. by Giorgio Bertellini (review)
    • Abstract: In film scholarship, Italian cinema subsequent to neorealism has been commonly regarded as a small collection of historical epics. The thirty essays included in Italian Silent Cinema: A Reader, edited by Giorgio Bertellini, stand as a counterpoint to this overgeneralized claim, as the reader's fruitful contents introduce various historical accounts of Italy's often overlooked silent era. Bertellini's introduction establishes the lens through which its audience might view the various texts, as it primarily addresses the history and transnational contexts of (particularly English-language) silent cinema scholarship and Italian silent cinema's place – or lack thereof – within these existing frameworks. This ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show by Joanne Morreale (review)
    • Abstract: Joanne Morreale's The Dick Van Dyke Show is among the latest entries in the pocket-sized TV Milestones series from Wayne State University Press - a set of short and accessible monographs that serve as enjoyable and informative companions for viewing (or, perhaps, re-viewing) landmark television programs. This volume is a long-needed primer on a beloved, but understudied, 1960s sitcom that is significant both for the ways that it built upon early 20th century traditions honed in vaudeville, radio, and early television comedy, and for the ways in which it pushed the bounds of the sitcom form to presage the politically and civically engaged TV comedy of the 1970s "era of relevance." In the 128 pages of this slim book ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Leslie Howard – The Lost Actor by Estelle Eforgan (review)
    • Abstract: Estelle Eforgan's extensively researched and well-written book on British actor Leslie Howard is more than any ordinary actor biography. On the one hand, it describes in detail Howard's life and career, as any actor biography would; on the other hand, Eforgan uncovers a lesser known side of Leslie Howard: namely, his work as alleged spy during the Second World War, who used his fame and fortune to hinder the Nazi and fascist agendas. As the book's subtitle 'Lost Actor' suggests, Eforgan also aims at reinstating Howard into the canon of great British actors of the 20th Century, tapping into a current trend of nostalgia for the first half of the last century and its 'forgotten' artists.Eforgan, however, does not ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American History Thorough Hollywood Film: From the Revolution to the 1960s
           by Melvyn Stokes (review)
    • Abstract: Melvyn Stokes' latest is easy to read, but difficult to review. It has no organizing thesis to probe and critique. Nor is there a conclusion to stimulate reflection. It is, as Stokes concedes, a synthetic volume patterned after a history textbook, but with a twist. Unlike a traditional textbook, Stokes does not rely primarily on academic historians, but on American filmmakers, analyzing their films and the commentaries they generated. The result is an accessible, well-researched, and intriguing glimpse into how Hollywood has screened and interpreted the past.Stokes begins his journey with the American Revolution, an event that has never much caught the fancy of Hollywood. He focuses on The Spirit of '76 (1917) ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema: Becoming visible by Kylo-Patrick R.
           Hart (review)
    • Abstract: In his book Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema: Becoming visible (2013), Kylo-Patrick R. Hart extends his previous scholarship focusing on queer representations and sexuality in media and popular culture to examine a number of films that pertain to bisexual, gay, and transgender men, along with queer men with HIV/AIDS, queer teens, and other queer individuals from the films of the mid-20th to the early 21st century. As a professor and chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at Texas Christian University, Hart has already written books about the New Queer Cinema in Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki (2010) and about the screen representations of individuals with ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lives of Robert Ryan by J.R. Jones (review)
    • Abstract: The title is not a misprint. Robert Ryan was a stage, screen, and television actor; a political activist and a lifelong Democrat, who stumped for Helen Gahagan Douglass in 1950 when she ran for the Senate. Douglass was pitted against Richard Nixon, who vilified her as a Communist sympathizer and won 59 percent of the popular vote. In 1952, Ryan campaigned—again unsuccessfully—for Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic presidential candidate, who was roundly defeated by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ryan saw greatness in losers, whether in politics or in film. He identified with the washed up boxer in Robert Wise's The Set-Up (1949), who is suckered into a fixed fight and pays the price for playing by the rules. He understood Deke ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Miracle of Analogy: Or The History of Photography, Part 1 by Kaja
           Silverman (review)
    • Abstract: According to Kaja Silverman's website, this is the first in a three-volume series "reconceptualizing" the history of photography. The title of the third volume, The Promise of Social Happiness, implies that for Silverman our understanding of the ontology of photography has important implications for how we see ourselves and how we interact with one another. In other words, in Silverman's interpretation, the relationship of humans to photography is an analogical one. Given that since its industrialization in the late nineteenth century, photography has been associated with indexicality, evidence, reproduction, and the actions of producing a photograph described as "taking," "pointing," and "shooting," Silverman ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Spike Lee Brand: A Study of Documentary Filmmaking by Delphine Letort
           (review)
    • Abstract: Few contemporary American filmmakers have inspired as much scholarship as Spike Lee. Yet, despite the fact that he has directed more feature-length documentaries than fiction films in the last decade, the vast majority of the work on Lee remains about the latter, particularly his earliest ones. In her latest book, Delphine Letort sees the titular "Spike Lee Brand" as clear in all of his films—fiction and nonfiction—but here focuses on the documentaries, since they act as "living histories," just as thought provoking as his fiction films. She also explores how the overt political content of his documentaries stands in dialectical tension with his "sellebrity auteur" persona: "The 'Spike Lee' label has become a ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video by
           Mary R. Desjardins (review)
    • Abstract: In Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video, Mary R. Desjardins paints a fascinating portrait of female stars' struggles to achieve public visibility and respect at the dawn of television. The book takes readers through several discrete, but contemporaneous, television sub-genres, from how-to-homemake talk shows to the sitcom. Through Gloria Swanson, Desjardins focuses on ageism in Hollywood and television's creation of a space for post-ingenue women; through Loretta Young, she takes up the female television-star image as stiflingly glamorous, but also as a site of potential agency; through Karen Carpenter and Ava Gardner, she explores fans' ability to take control of, deconstruct, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights
           Movement by Emilie Raymond (review)
    • Abstract: Emilie Raymond's Stars For Freedom shows how black stars of film, music, and comedy have worked toward racial justice both in their capacity as celebrities and spokespeople and alongside grassroots activists. The narrative emphasizes the stars' real capacity to enact change against charges of tokenism or impotence. Raymond structures her argument around the lives of those she calls the Leading Six: Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Dick Gregory, and Sammy Davis Jr., and charts their activism throughout the "classic" period of civil rights activism.The scene is set with a detailed account of the making of Porgy and Bess (1954), starring Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr, and Sidney Poitier. ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film by John Trafton (review)
    • Abstract: The Civil War, America's defining event, was even more significant than we imagine. It continues, of course, to deeply influence the ways in which we think about our core values – freedom and equality. But as we learn from John Trafton in The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film, it also has had an effect on the ways in which we produce and consume film today. Trafton convincingly links the forms of modern war cinema to the representational devices of the century-and-a-half-old war for America's soul, underscoring yet again William Faulkner's well-known observation that "The past is never dead. It's not even past."For Trafton, the pre-cinematic tropes of painting, photography, and participant journaling ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • I Am Not Your Negro, 2016 dir. by Raoul Peck (review)
    • Abstract: At the close of I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin, in an archival clip from 1963—with those familiar heavily lidded eyes, dragging occasionally on the last of a cigarette, articulately adlibbing in complex clauses—speaks the words that give the film (with a bit of cleaning up and restructuring) its title. "I can't be a pessimist, because I'm alive," he tells his unseen audience, but the message that he delivers scarcely seems an optimist's crowing, either: "I am forced to believe we can survive, we must survive. But the Negro in this country, the future of the Negro in this country, is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of this country. It is entirely up to the American people, and their representatives ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Handmaiden dir. by Chan-wook Park (review)
    • Abstract: If you search for Chan-wook Park films on Netflix, you get one result: Oldboy. If a streaming service had to choose, Park's 2003 revenge thriller is a good representation of what the director is known for. The film is stylish, bleak, viscerally violent, and narratively complicated. It showcases the stylistic and formal elements Park has been known for over the past decade and a half. As the film progresses, the viewer faces cinematic provocation upon provocation, from the lurid images to the labyrinthine plotting to the layers of punishment the titular character must descend through. These structural and literary trends are replete through Park's follow-up works—notably, Lady Vengeance (2005), Thirst (2009) and his ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • El Chergui or the Violent Silence dir. by Moumen Smihi (review)
    • Abstract: El Chergui portrays Tangier as a cosmopolitan city that is crisscrossed by multiple narratives of belonging. The contested identity of the city is written in its spatiality, which provides a material inscription of historical memory. It is in this contested space that different competing visions of identity, as well as Tangier's relationship to the national and to the global, are experienced. These various contests take the form of narratives written in space and time, since the film deals with Tangier on the eve of independence. Indeed, they determine the extent to which this space can be regarded as translocal or cosmopolitan.The film opens on a long shot of the cityscape, accompanied by a Berber song. This ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Great War (2017) American Experience (review)
    • Abstract: It would not be an exaggeration to say that the First World War doesn't command a prominent place in America's collective historical consciousness; indeed, the extent of what many contemporary Americans recall about the so-called "War to End All Wars"—assuming they recall anything at all—is that it was fought somewhere in Europe, sometime between the Civil War and World War II. Such detachment from a seminal moment in world history might be blamed in equal parts on the relative brevity of American military involvement (less than a full year) and on the conflict having involved states and empires—from Prussia to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the Ottoman Empire—which are no longer to be found on modern maps. ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Last Man on the Moon dir. by Mark Craig (review)
    • Abstract: Twenty-four men went to the Moon, each completing a half-million-mile round trip, between December 1968 and December 1972. Twelve walked on the lunar surface, leaving their boot-prints in the fine, floury layer of rock dust that covers its surface. They were supposed to have been the first of many; NASA's original plans for Project Apollo called for as many as ten lunar-landing missions, then a second round with upgraded hardware that would allow for longer stays and more ambitious objectives—but budget cuts, mandated by the Nixon administration even before Neil Armstrong's "one small step," carved away mission after planned mission. Apollo 17 became the last lunar-landing mission, and its commander—US Navy captain ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • My Führer (2007) [Original Title: Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste
           Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler] dir. by Dani Levy (review)
    • Abstract: Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.The German film My Führer (Dani Levy, 2007) could very well be considered in light of this epigraph. If there is a story that has been written, told, discussed, and represented by a wide range of means, it is that of Hitler and Nazism. Linda Hutcheon, in A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction (2003), quotes Eco in reference to the characteristic intertextuality of discourses that "use parody, not only to restore history and memory, (…) but also, at the same time, to put into question the authority of every act of writing by ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Suds dir. by John Francis Dillon (review)
    • Abstract: John Francis Dillon's Suds explores early twentieth century American social stratification, weaving a story demonstrative of the division of populations into classes and of how hierarchy impacts the working class. Romantic barriers and progress within the microcosm of Amanda Afflick (Mary Pickford) and Horace Greensmith's (Albert Austin) relationship demonstrate the impact of American ideas on socially acceptable behavior and romance, which Marxist theory points to the upper-class to uphold: status determines relationship. The clear dichotomization between Afflick,Greensmith, and Lady Burke-Cavendish presents the three-class structure implicated by the emergence of the bourgeoisie in the United States: lower ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence dir. by Steven Spielberg (review)
    • Abstract: Based on the short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long," by Brian Aldiss, A.I. Artificial Intelligence was conceived as a film project by the legendary producer-director Stanley Kubrick but was eventually realized after his death by his friend Steven Spielberg. Both the story and the film deal with an android "boy" and his human "mother"; but Aldiss's story takes an overtly political tack—emphasizing the ironically dehumanizing aspects of technological advancements by way of the mother's lonely, isolated existence—while Spielberg's film offers up a Freudian drama, centering on the robot boy and his quest for a loving relationship with the mother. Drawing (in no small measure) from Kubrick's own interests in ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Doctor Strange dir. by Scott Derickson (review)
    • Abstract: This is the mantra that pervades the superhero movie Doctor Strange. It's too bad that the theme is ultimately dropped. Only immortals need apply here.Doctor Strange is a Super Sorcerer who first appeared in the byline of Steve Ditko in 1963's Strange Tales #110, bringing mysticism to the Marvel Universe (as if the very presence of super heroes isn't mystical already). He lives in a mansion called the Sanctum Sanctorum, located somewhere in New York City (Times Square is probably the actual location). He begins his comic book existence as Stephen Strange, a surgeon with preternatural gifts and a colossal ego who has no time for petty medical emergencies but is interested only in the Big Cases. When he loses the use ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Black Mass dir. by Scott Cooper (review)
    • Abstract: After appearing in several of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean fantasies as well as the absurd Lone Ranger fiasco, Johnny Depp astutely realized he had to do some serious acting in order to resuscitate his reputation. Depp himself delivers the goods with Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper. However, strong acting alone does not make a strong film.This is not the first movie about Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger, 87, who is serving a life sentence without parole. In 2006, Jack Nicholson played a character loosely based on Bulger in The Departed. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon also had a similar project in development, which they have since abandoned.There are risks and responsibilities involved when writing a ... Read More
      Keywords: Fascism and motion pictures; Motion pictures; World War, 1939-1945; Shortland, Cate,; Turkey; Lean, David,; Women motion picture producers and directors; Weber, Lois,; Varda, Agnès,; Photography; Lee, Spike; African American political activists; War films;
      PubDate: 2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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