Cinema Journal, 36, 1, Fall, 1996

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The Well-Furnished Interior of the Masses: Kirsanoff's "Menilmontant" and the Streets of Paris, 3-17
Richard Prouty
Abstract: Dmitri Kirsanoff's "Menilmontant" poses an alternative to commercial cinema by foregrounding shock experience and by constructing a narrative logic of the commodity based on loss and substitution.
Blocking "Blockade": Partisan Protest, Popular Debate, and Encapsulated Texts, 18-38
Greg M. Smith
Abstract: A history of the preproduction, publicity, and partisan protest of "Blockade" (1938) reveals that popular culture institutions create "encapsulated texts," selected portions of the text that enter into public debate.
Dance, Flexibility, and the Renewal of Genre in "Singin' in the Rain", 39-54
Peter N. Chumo II
Abstract: In "Singin' in the Rain" (1952), dance and physical flexibility become metaphors for generic flexibility, the ability to move among different forms of entertainment and survive Hollywood's transition to talkies.
Dr. Hobbes's Parasites: Victims, Victimization, and Gender in David Cronenberg's "Shivers", 55-74
David Sanjek
Abstract: "Shivers" (1975) depicts a venereal parasite infecting both male and female characters, but the manner in which women are victims as well as victimizers problematizes the function of the monster in this and other David Cronenberg films.
Sally Potter's "Orlando" and the Neo-Baroque Scopic Regime, 75-93
Cristina Degli-Esposti
Abstract: In referring to issues of gender b(l)ending, Sally Potter's filmic version of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" uses a neo-baroque style of representation for its commentary on the postfeminist climate.
Professional Notes, 98-103
Robert Lang, Greg Martino
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