Cinema Journal, 42, 1, Fall, 2002

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Three Forgotten French Filmmakers: André Cayatte, Georges Rouquier, and Roger Leenhardt, 3-20
André Bazin, Bert Cardullo
Abstract: These three review-essays by André Bazin were originally published in French in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Each treats a neglected, if not forgotten, director together with his most important film: respectively, André Cayatte and "Before the Deluge"; Georges Rouquier and "Farrebique"; and Roger Leenhardt and "The Last Vacation".
The Gang's All Here: Generic versus Racial Integration in the 1940s Musical, 21-45
Sean Griffin
Abstract: The integrated musical of the late 1940s (led by MGM) often excluded minority performers in an attempt to create a utopian environment. In contrast, Fox's nonintegrated musicals of the early 1940s negotiated a space for these performers, which, while problematic, created opportunities for individual agency.
Black-Audience Westerns and the Politics of Cultural Identification in the 1930s, 46-70
Julia Leyda
Abstract: This essay argues that the black-audience musical westerns of the late 1930s attempted to reconfigure African American national identity in their casting but also by strategically using anachronism and geographical juxtaposition. These westerns created a dual present by using the trope of contemporary Harlem alongside the nineteenth-century setting, thereby ironically echoing the western expansionist movement in a cinematic African American West.
The Wrong Kind of Nickel Madness: Pricing Problems for Pittsburgh Nickelodeons, 71-96
Michael G. Aronson
Abstract: This article explores the local conditions and determinants involved in the economic and cultural entrenchment of the nickel theater in Pittsburgh a full decade after Harry Davis opened his eponymous storefront nickelodeon.
Ethnic Masculinity and Early Television's Vaudeo Star, 97-119
Susan Murray
Abstract: This article discusses how the seemingly contradictory construction of many early television comedy stars bespeaks rather coherent symbolic constructions of ethnicity, masculinity, and anxieties over the changing demographics of the American cultural landscape.
Film Censorship and Political Legitimation in South Korea, 1987-1992, 120-138
Seung Hyun Park
Abstract: This article explores the relation between film censorship and political legitimacy in South Korea during the period from 1987 to 1992. Not only did censorship prevent local filmmakers from making films that the authorities thought would be offensive or detrimental to the government's political agenda, it also played a role in legitimating the hard-line right-wing regime.
Archival News, 139-146
Eric Schaefer, Dan Streible
Professional Notes, 147-157
Paula J. Massood, Sudhir Mahadevan
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