Cinema Journal, 24, 2, Winter, 1985

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Report from the SCS President: Applying for Jobs in Film and TV Studies, 2-8
Bill Nichols
Cinematic Snuff: German Friends and Narrative Murders, 9-18
Timothy Corrigan
Abstract: Renowned collaborators, Wim Wenders and Peter Handke share an obsession with narratives not only about death and murder but about the murderous action of narrative itself. In "Lightning Over Water", however, Wenders breaks with this aesthetic bond and confronts these narrative patterns of murder in order to expose the Oedipal logic on which they are based. Like no other Wenders work, the film redeems its subject and father-figure, Nick Ray, from the traditional death through imagistic homage, and so becomes a most significant move in Wenders's historical development.
The Evolution of Orson Welles's "Touch of Evil" from Novel to Film, 19-39
John C. Stubbs
Abstract: The essay traces the evolution of "Touch of Evil" through its four major stages: an original novel by Robert Wade and William Miller, a screenplay by Paul Monash, a screenplay by Orson Welles, and the film itself. It attempts to clarify the extent of Welles's indebtedness to his previous sources and the ways in which he reshaped that material to make it his own.
Symposium: The Future of Cinema Studies, Part I
Introduction, 44-45
Professional Notes, 66-71
Mirella Jona Affron
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