Cinema Journal, 37, 3, Spring, 1998

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Race and Romance in "Bird of Paradise", 3-15
Joanne Hershfield
Abstract: The marketability of King Vidor's "Bird of Paradise" was linked to the ways the film brought to the surface cultural repressions of forbidden desires around the trope of racialized sexuality.
Adaptation, Censorship, and Audiences of Questionable Type: Lesbian Sightings in "Rebecca" (1940) and "The Uninvited" (1944), 16-37
Rhona J. Berenstein
Abstract: This article analyzes the intertextual relationship between "Rebecca" and "The Uninvited," highlighting the "ghosting" of lesbianism in the act of representation and addressing the mediating role of censorship vis-à-vis sex perversion.
Melodrama, Realism, and Race: World War II Newsreels and Propaganda Film, 38-61
Sumiko Higashi
Abstract: Dissolving the line between fiction and nonfiction, World War II newsreels and propaganda films are melodramas that represent history as a Manichaean struggle and constitute realist discourse that reinscribes racial and class hierarchies.
"Baraka": World Cinema and the Global Culture Industry, 62-82
Martin Roberts
Abstract: Through a discussion of Ron Fricke's global documentary "Baraka," this article calls for a recontextualization of "World Cinema" within the larger field of the contemporary global culture industry.
Staging Methods, Cinematic Technique, and Spatial Politics, 83-108
Sabine Haenni
Abstract: Although theater imagines social integration and one unified space, only the feature film, through crosscutting and in ways that recall the utopias of progressive urban planning, can "manage" such integration and address a mass audience.
Archival News, 109-113
Brian Taves
Professional Notes, 114-122
Robert Lang, Gregory Martino
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