Cinema Journal, 37, 4, Summer, 1998

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The Public and Private Lives of a Sentimental Bloke, 3-18
David Boyd
Abstract: The Australian film "The Sentimental Bloke" (1919) illustrates the complex relationship between changing modes of cinematic spectatorship and the specific social and cultural contexts of a film's circulation.
Hollywood, the Dream House Factory, 19-36
Catherine Jurca
Abstract: "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) should be read as a public relations effort to dramatize the film industry's American allegiances at a volatile time in studio history.
Films without a Face: Shock Horror in the Cinema of Georges Franju, 37-58
Adam Lowenstein
Abstract: Georges Franju's contribution to the horror genre--through his films "Blood of the Beasts" (1949) and "Eyes Without a Face" (1959)--is "shock horror": the employment of graphic, visceral shock to access the historical substrate of traumatic experience.
From "The Loveless to Point Break": Kathryn Bigelow's Trajectory in Action, 59-81
Christina Lane
Abstract: Examining Kathryn Bigelow's movement from independent countercinema to mainstream Hollywood, this article compares "The Loveless" and "Near Dark" to "Blue Steel" and "Point Break" and discusses how Bigelow's work balances contradictory issues of gender and ideology.
Animalizing "Jurassic Park's" Dinosaurs: Blockbuster Schemata and Cross-Cultural Cognition in the Threat Scene, 82-103
Robert Baird
Abstract: All films cue spectators to apply schemata, but the production history of "Jurassic Park" reveals a conscious implementation of "animalized" dinosaurs placed in threat scenes--elements that made the film accessible to a global audience.
Archival News, 104-112
Brian Taves
Professional Notes, 113-123
Robert Lang, Greg Martino
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