Cinema Journal, 43, 3, Spring, 2004

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Naturalist and Classical Styles in Early Sound Film Acting, 3-17
Johannes Riis
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 period.
Hard Hats and Movie Brats: Auteurism and the Class Politics of the New Hollywood, 18-41
Derek Nystrom
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).
"Dancing through the Minefield": Passion, Pedagogy, Politics, and Production in "The Tango Lesson", 42-58
Lucy Fischer
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.
New Perceptions: Kinugasa Teinosuke's Films and Japanese Modernism, 59-78
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 work.
In Focus: What Is Cinema? What Is Cinema Journal?
Archival News, 102-111
Eric Schaefer, Dan Streible
Professional Notes, 112-121
Kirsten Moana Thompson, Rebecca M. Gordon
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