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Abstract: Acting conventions entail specific ideas about emotions and their capacity to move the spectator. By combining a historical
and a theoretical approach, this essay examines the sources and functions of expressiveness in acting in the early sound film
Abstract: This essay discusses auteurism as a professional-managerial class strategy, examining in particular the role of auteurism
in battles over film production during the rise of the New Hollywood. Of particular interest are the class politics of two
New Hollywood films: Joe and Five Easy Pieces (both 1970).
Abstract: This article provides an in-depth analysis of Sally Potter's "The Tango Lesson" (1997), viewing it as a highly theoretical
and pedagogical work of feminist film theory. While creating a modernist narrative concerning her real-life adventures in
learning the tango and falling in love with her dance instructor, Potter simultaneously touches on such complex issues as
female authorship, sexual representation, the politics of romantic pleasure, the history of the film musical, and the cultural
and gendered legacy of ballroom dancing.
William O. Gardner
Abstract: This essay offers a reading of Kinugasa Teinosuke's independent silent films as responses to the traumatic experience of twentieth-century
modernity. Of particular interest are the global and local intertexts in A Page of Madness and Crossways, their connections
to the literary criticism of the shinkankakuha, or New Perception school, and the centrality of sensory perception in Kinugasa's
Frank P. Tomasulo
E. Ann Kaplan
Barry Keith Grant
Eric Schaefer, Dan Streible
Kirsten Moana Thompson, Rebecca M. Gordon