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Abstract: The critical reception of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" in New York in 1921 was a significant occasion in the development
of an American art cinema. The critical discourse and social status of the National Board of Review, economic changes in the
film industry, and larger contradictions of Progressivism helped determine this historical moment.
Abstract: This article examines the film author as a social function and a narrative function. It argues that in film the author emerges
from a juncture of multiple codes and practices, manifesting itself as a voice that is at once collective and cultural.
Abstract: Why is Clint Eastwood's 1984 film, "Tightrope," popular despite--even because--of the fact that it splinters Eastwood's macho
image? The answer lies in its combination of the ambiguities of male doppelganger cinema with the soft underbelly of Eastwood's
star persona, and our own ambivalences toward the way sexuality, gender, and power are aligned today.
Abstract: "The True Story of Jesse James" is a film about the process of telling James stories and about the transformation of James
as a cultural figure. It is both a parody of previous James films and a revisionist critique of them.
Mirella Jona Affron