Cinema Journal, 43, 2, Winter, 2004

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Perennial Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile, 3-25
Noah Isenberg
Abstract: This article offers an examination of the unusual career of Austrian-born filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer. Several examples from the director's eclectic oeuvre are used to support the idea that exile is a vital strain in Ulmer's aesthetic and cultural sensibility.
Love and Desire in the Cinema, 26-46
Torben Grodal
Abstract: This essay compares romantic films with pornographic films and argues that the former focus on the establishment of personalized, exclusive relations--bonds of love--whereas the latter focus on anonymous desire. In addition, the article examines the evolutionary roots of love and desire and compares the explanatory value of evolutionary psychology with psychoanalysis for film studies.
Punk Cinema, 47-66
Stacy Thompson
Abstract: Despite the casual use to which the term "punk cinema" has been put since the inception of punk rock, the concept, as reimagined in this essay, denotes an identifiable aesthetic, bolstered by a correlative economics. Adherents of this model demand of cinema what punks have demanded of music--that it encourage production, in any medium. Punk cinema employs an open, writerly aesthetic, engages with history, and critiques its own commodification. It can be negatively defined as non-Hollywoodized, where a Hollywood aesthetic demands a closed, readerly text unconcerned with history and obfuscating its position within the relations of production. Punk films, such as "The Punk Rock Movie" (Don Letts, 1978) and "Rude Boy" (Jack Hazan, 1980), foreground their conditions of production, which stand as material signifiers of the possibility of making music or film, participating in critique, or doing both at once.
Lost on Mulholland Drive: Navigating David Lynch's Panegyric to Hollywood, 67-89
Todd McGowan
Abstract: In "Mulholland Drive", David Lynch creates a filmic divide between the experience of desire and the experience of fantasy, thereby revealing that, at the same time that it disguises the Real, fantasy also offers us a privileged path to it.
In Focus: Teaching 9/11
Archival News, 128-140
Eric Schaefer, Dan Streible
Professional Notes, 141-149
Paula J. Massood, Rebecca M. Gordon
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