Cinema Journal, 40, 4, Summer, 2001

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The Legacy of Mario Camerini in Vittorio De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief" (1948), 3-17
Carlo Celli
Abstract: Mario Camerini (1895-1981) was an Italian film director who directed Vittorio De Sica in romantic comedies in the 1930s. The thematic links between Camerini's films starring De Sica and De Sica's later neorealist work, such as "The Bicycle Thief," reveal a continuity between prewar and postwar Italian cinema usually assumed to be lacking.
A Mountain of a Ship: Locating the "Bergfilm" in James Cameron's "Titanic", 18-35
Robert von Dassanowsky
Abstract: An examination of James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997) reveals its structural and narrative roots in the "German Bergfilm" genre and strong relationship to Leni Riefenstahl's "Tiefland" (1945-1954). The popular appeal of "Titanic's Bergfilm" message suggests gender-role repression and a postmodern American correspondence to the social conditions of Weimar Germany.
Orientalism as Alterity in Israeli Cinema, 36-54
Dorit Naaman
Abstract: This article deals with the representation of Middle Eastern Jews and Palestinians in the Israeli cinema of the 1970s and 1980s, specifically the phenomenon of "passing," whereby ethnicity and race are interchangeable in casting and plot. Such passing can empower Middle Eastern Jews to deconstruct ethnic stereotypes, while excluding Palestinians from participating in public discourse.
Reigniting Japanese Tradition with "Hana-Bi", 55-80
Darrell William Davis
Abstract: This article interrogates Kitano "Beat" Takeshi's "Hana-Bi" ("Fireworks", 1997) for its appropriation of traditional Japanese iconography and its insertion into a global marketplace for Asian auteur-gangster films.
Kurosawa's "Dreams": A Cinematic Reflection of a Traditional Japanese Context, 81-103
Zvika Serper
Abstract: The structure, content, means of expression, philosophical thought, and images in Kurosawa's "Dreams" (1990) offer an unconscious reflection of the traditional aristocratic "nō" theater in particular, as well as of other Japanese folkloristic and aesthetic sources.
Archival News, 104-110
Eric Schaefer, Dan Streible
Professional Notes, 111-123
Paula J. Massood, Anne Morey
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