- Cinema Journal Annotated Index to Volume 47
Alvarado, Manuel and Edward Buscombe. “Cultural Strategies: Publishing at the British Film Institute.” In Focus: BFI. 47:4 (summer 2008): 133–138.
Alvaray, Luisela. “National, Regional, and Global: New Waves of Latin American Cinema.” 47:3 (spring 2008): 50–67.
Since the 1990s, the phenomenon of media globalization has contributed to transform the status of local and regional cinemas. This article offers a documented economic perspective and a critical approach to reassess the current situation of the major Latin American film industries.
Auerbach, Jonathan. “Noir Citizenship: Anthony Mann’s Border Incident.” 47:4 (summer 2008): 102–120.
Looking closely at how images subvert words in Anthony Mann’s generic hybrid Border Incident (1949), this article develops the concept of noir citizenship, exploring how Mexican migrant workers smuggled into the US experience dislocation and disenfranchisement in ways that help us appreciate film noir’s relation to questions of national belonging.
Banner, Lois W. “The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Marilyn Monroe and Whiteness.” 47:4 (summer 2008): 4–29.
The whiteness of Marilyn Monroe offers a case study of the interaction between race, sexuality, gender, and class in the formation of individual and cultural identity. Surveying the historical meanings of white as an influence on blonde whiteness, this study of Monroe proposes that historical contexts, individual agency, and the close-analysis of specific written and visual texts all need to be taken into account in studying the concept of whiteness.
Bennett, James. “Television Studies Goes Digital.” In Focus: The Place of Television Studies: A View from the British Midlands. 47:3 (spring 2008): 160–67.
Brunsdon, Charlotte. “In the Dark: The BFI Archive.” In Focus: BFI. 47:4 (summer 2008): 150–153.
Brunsdon, Charlotte. “Introduction.” In Focus: The Place of Television Studies: A View from the British Midlands. 47:3 (spring 2008): 124–29.
Brunsdon, Charlotte. “Is Television Studies History?” In Focus: The Place of Television Studies: A View from the British Midlands. 47:3 (spring 2008): 129–39.
Buscombe, Edward. See Manuel Alvarado.
Chakravarty, Sumita. “Teaching Indian Cinema.” In Focus: Teaching “Difficult” Films. 47:1 (fall 2007): 105–108.
Cook, Pam. “Whatever Happened to BFI Publishing?” In Focus: BFI. 47:4 (summer 2008): 138–145.
Cornea, Christine. “Introduction: Interviews in Film and Television Studies.” In Focus: The Practitioner Interview. 47:2 (winter 2008): 117–23.
Franco, Judith. “‘The More You Look, the Less You Really Know’: The Redemption of White Masculinity in Contemporary American and French Cinema.” 47:3 (spring 2008): 29–49.
Through a reading of contemporary American and French films that privilege homosocial and father-son relations, this essay explores the ways in which narrative structures and formal strategies are employed to articulate white masculinity in crisis.
Gelley, Ora. “Ingrid Bergman’s Star Persona and the Alien Space of Stromboli.” 47:2 (winter 2008): 26–51.
This essay looks at the trajectory of Ingrid Bergman’s star persona, from 1930s Sweden to 1940s Hollywood to Rossellini’s Italy, with particular focus on the later part of the 1940s in Hollywood and on the transformation of her star persona in the first film she made with Roberto Rossellini, Stromboli, land of God, released in 1949. [End Page 191]
Gooch, Joshua. “Making A Go of It: Paternity and Prohibition in the Films of Wes Anderson.” 47:1 (fall 2007): 26–48.
Wes Anderson’s films are narratives about fatherhood structured by fatherhood, both in terms of technique and thematics. Reading Anderson’s films through a Lacanian lens reveals the impact of castration on Anderson’s work and how his films put viewers through the work of signification and its concomitant losses.
Grantham, Bill. “In for a Downer? Notes on Some British Film Institute Feature Film Productions of the 1980s.” In Focus: BFI. 47:4 (summer 2008): 153–161.
Gustafsson, Tommy. “The Visual Recreation of Black People in a ‘White’ Country: Oscar Micheaux and Swedish Film Culture in the 1920s.” 47:4 (summer 2008): 30–49.
This article examines the fate of three films made by black independent filmmaker Oscar Micheaux that were exported to Sweden in the 1920s. The article also aims to analyze Swedish silent film culture, and by means of its...