Cinema Journal

Cinema Journal
43, Number 4, Summer 2004

CONTENTS

    Chan, Kenneth.
  • The Global Return of the Wu Xia Pian (Chinese Sword-Fighting Movie): Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lee, Ang, 1954-, dir. Wo hu cang long (Motion picture)
    • Martial arts films -- History and criticism.
    Abstract:
      In examining the way Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon grapples with cultural identity and Chineseness, this essay considers Lee's construction of an image of "China" in the film, as well as its feminist possibilities. These readings reveal Lee's conflicted critique of traditional Chinese cultural centrism and patriarchal hegemony.
    Klein, Christina, 1963-
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Diasporic Reading
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lee, Ang, 1954-, dir. Wo hu cang long (Motion picture)
    • Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
    • Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
    Abstract:
      This article proposes that Ang Lee's Chinese-language martial arts film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, be seen as a work of diasporic cinema. The essay explores how the film's material production and its aesthetic form have been shaped by Lee's ties to his Chinese homeland, to other members of the Chinese diaspora, and to the Hollywood films of his American hostland.
    Schamus, James, 1959-
  • Aesthetic Identities: A Response to Kenneth Chan and Christina Klein
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chan, Kenneth. Global return of the wu xia pian (Chinese sword-fighting movie): Ang Lee's Crouching tiger, hidden dragon.
    • Klein, Christina, 1963- Crouching tiger, hidden dragon: a diasporic reading.
    • Lee, Ang, 1954-, dir. Wo hu cang long (Motion picture)
    Shanahan, Maureen G.
  • Indeterminate and Inhuman: Georgette Leblanc in L'Inhumaine (1924)
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    Subject Headings:
    • L'Herbier, Marcel, 1888-1979, dir. Inhumaine [film]
    • Leblanc, Georgette, 1869-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Sex in motion pictures.
    Abstract:
      L'Inhumaine (Marcel L'Herbier, 1924) permits multiple subversive readings and queer spectatorial positions as a result of Georgette Leblanc's interventions in the narrative, the film's misquoting of post-World War I heterosexual paradigms, and citations to gay, lesbian, and queer figures.
    Levine, Alison Murray.
  • Projections of Rural Life: The Agricultural Film Initiative in France, 1919-39
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    Subject Headings:
    • Educational films -- France -- History.
    • Agriculture in motion pictures.
    • Motion pictures -- Government policy -- France -- History.
    • Farm life -- France -- History -- 20th century.
    Abstract:
      In the 1920s, the French government funded a rural cinema campaign designed to educate farmers about progressive farming techniques and to combat the "rural exodus" to the cities. This program, which brought film to the French countryside, is an early example of the state use of film for social change.

In Focus: The Media and the New Cold War

    Keeton, Patricia.
  • Reevaluating the "Old" Cold War: A Dialectical Reading of Two 9/11 Narratives
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    Subject Headings:
    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
    • Chile -- History -- Coup d'état, 1973.
    • United States -- Foreign relations.
    • Guzmán, Patricio, 1941- Pinochet case [film]
    • Jarecki, Eugene. Trials of Henry Kissinger [film]
    • Gibney, Alex.
    • Brigand, Alain. 11-9-01 [film]
    Sharrett, Christopher.
  • 9/11, The Useful Incident, and the Legacy of the Creel Committee
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mass media and war -- United States -- History.
    • Mass media and propaganda -- United States -- History.

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