Volume 53, Number 1, Spring 2012

Table of Contents

Editorial

p. 1
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Rending the Veils of Illusion: W. Somerset Maugham’s The Letter and Its Two Definitive Film Interpretations

pp. 7-21
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Retelling Polish History through the “Soft Avant-Garde” Films of the 1960s

pp. 22-39
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Dossier: The Work of the Image: Cinema, Labor, Aesthetics

Introduction

pp. 43-46
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Belabored: Style as Work

pp. 47-64
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Wastrels of Time: Slow Cinema’s Laboring Body, the Political Spectator, and the Queer

pp. 65-78
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The Body’s Failed Labor: Performance Work in Sexploitation Cinema

pp. 79-98
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The State of Labor and Labor for the State: Syrian and Egyptian Cinema beyond the 2011 Uprisings

pp. 99-116
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Picturing The Postmaster: Tagore, Ray, and the Making of an Uncanny Modernity

pp. 117-146
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Dossier: Working Life Now and Then

Introduction: Cinema and the Realities of Work

pp. 149-154
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French Film and Work: The Work Done by Work-Centered Films

pp. 155-171
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Cinema, the Post-Fordist Worker, and Immaterial Labor: From Post-Hollywood to the European Art Film

pp. 172-189
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“Heroes of the Working Class”?: Work in Czechoslovak Films of the New-Wave and Postcommunist Years

pp. 190-206
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What Happened to the Polish Multitude?: Representation of Working People in Polish Postcommunist Cinema

pp. 207-227
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