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Questions of Authorship

Some Comments on David Bordwell’s Narration in the Fiction Film

Paisley Livingston

that do not square well with the explanations proposed by Laborit in the embedded interviews. Instead, the quotations of scenes from old French films are meant to inflect our understanding of the characters in another direction, the key idea being that

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Ivan Mozzhukhin’s Acting Style

Beyond the Kuleshov Effect

Johannes Riis

A major star of prerevolutionary Russian cinema and French cinema in the 1920s, Ivan Mozzhukhin will always be associated with a lost experiment from around 1920 carried out by Russian film director Lev Kuleshov. The purported result of the

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The Aesthetics of Boredom

Slow Cinema and the Virtues of the Long Take in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Emre Çağlayan

a sound movement, … a dialectic: the quest for truth in a concrete and common expression, where it is innocently at work,” said the French director Bruno Dumont, another important but often overlooked figure of slow cinema. For Dumont, “the discovery

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Analyzing Stylistic Patterning in Film to Establish the Cinematographer as a Coauthor: A Case Study of Gregg Toland

Philip Cowan

critical impact of Best Years . He claims it “became a touchstone in the evolution of French criticism and provoked one of the most penetrating critical essays in film history” (1974: 271). Bazin makes the point that Best Years has more consistency in

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Book Reviews

Brendan Rooney, Hanna Kubicka, Carl Plantinga, James Kendrick, and Johannes Riis

Peter French’s Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns (1997). Against this background we can consider Robert Sinnerbrink’s welcome contribution to the discussion, Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film . Sinnerbrink is a

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Instances of Cinema

Ted Nannicelli

fully affords an experience of the work than an instance of the other. (Maybe this is the case with The Immortal Story in English and French.) In the vast majority of typical cases, however, the upshot of creative activity in the cinema is the

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A Pragmatic Framework for the Cognitive Study of Documentary

Catalin Brylla and Mette Kramer 7 . 8 . References Austin , Thomas . 2007

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How Viewers Respond to Transgressive Protagonist-Heroes in Film

Philip J. Hohle

, Character Liking, and Moral Disengagement .” Mass Communication and Society 16 ( 2 ): 179 – 199 . 10.1080/15205436.2012.690926 Lowery , Edward . 1985 . The Filmology Movement and Film Study in France . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Research

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Being Screens, Making Screens

Functions and Technical Objects

Mauro Carbone, Graziano Lingua, and Sarah De Sanctis

, establishes the latter as a prosthesis of the body while at the same time affirming itself as a theme common to both . The Skin as a Screen With regard to the body as a “negative” proto-screen, let us note that the French prehistory specialist Michel

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Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel

Zélie Asava. Mixed Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France (New York Bloomsbury, 2017). 216 pp., ISBN: 1501312456 (paperback: $35.96) Reviewed by Tru Leverette On the cusp of the twenty-first century, Danzy Senna