Cinema Journal, 35, 4, Summer, 1996

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Rethinking National Cinema: Dreyer's "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" and the Academic Aesthetic, 3-30
Charles O'Brien
Abstract: Placing Dreyer's "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" in historical context raises questions about the tendency of film historiography to reduce major film styles of the 1920s to counter-Hollywood avant-garde practices.
The First "Perestroika": Soviet Cinema under the First Five-Year Plan, 31-53
Vance Kepley Jr.
Abstract: The reorganization of Soviet studios under Stalin's First Five-Year Plan led to a system of central planning, the bureaucratization of cinema affairs, and a dramatic decline in productivity.
Body and Soul: The Structure of Meaning in the Boxing Film Genre, 54-69
Leger Grindon
Abstract: This essay focuses on the master plots, characterizations, settings, and genre history of boxing in Hollywood fiction films since 1930.
Approaching "The Untouchables": Social Science and Moral Panics in Early Sixties Television, 70-87
William Boddy
Abstract: Congressional debates over "The Untouchables" and television violence in the early 1960s reveal both the changing modes of production of prime-time programming and larger institutional and social scientific reconceptualizations of the television audience.
Being Chinese American, Becoming Asian American: "Chan Is Missing", 88-118
Peter Feng
Abstract: Wayne Wang, in "Chan Is Missing," discourses on the heterogeneity of Chinese American identities, paving the way for a fluid notion of how Asian American subjectivities are constructed.
Professional Notes, 119-123
Robert Lang, Greg Martino
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