Cinema Journal, 26, 1, Fall, 1986

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The National Board of Review and the Early Art Cinema in New York: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" as Affirmative Culture, 3-18
Mike Budd
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.
The Collective Voice as Cultural Voice, 19-30
Christine Saxton
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.
Sexuality and Power in Male Doppelganger Cinema: The Case of Clint Eastwood's "Tightrope", 31-42
Christine Holmlund
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.
Jesse James, the Bourgeois Bandit: The Transformation of a Popular Hero, 43-64
Christopher Anderson
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.
Professional Notes, 65-66
Mirella Jona Affron
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