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Eulalia Guzmán and Walt Disney’s Educational Films

A Pedagogical Proposal for “Literacy for the Americas” in Mexico (1942–1944)

María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo

Translator : Stephen Torgoff

The problem of illiteracy has never been attacked before through the film. Nelson Rockefeller, 1944. 1 In the 1940s the Office of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA), headed by Nelson Rockefeller, coordinated US government activities regarding trade and

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Jens Eder

The philosopher Matthew Ratcliffe (2005 , 2008 ) introduced the concept of “feelings of being” or “existential feelings” into the philosophy of mind. In this article, I show how this concept is relevant to film and media studies, focusing on the

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Dan Flory

referred to in the film, both Gus and the “mulatto” Silas Lynch (George Siegmann) were designed to produce visceral revulsion on the part of the film’s main target audience. And it worked: one reviewer of the era stated, “[y]ou sicken at the sight of an

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Murray Smith

University of Kent from 5 to 6 June 2017, and the Naturalized Aesthetics of Film workshop at the CUNY Graduate Center held on 27 March 2018, for which my thanks go out to Joerg Fingerhut and Jesse Prinz. I have benefited immeasurably from the feedback of

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Katherine Thomson-Jones

Murray Smith’s new book, Film, Art, and the Third Culture , offers an elaboration and defense of scientifically informed theorizing about the arts in general and film in particular. Interestingly, this is also a defense of philosophical naturalism

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film—Précis

Murray Smith

would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Where we do stand now in relation to Snow’s intervention? In Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of

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‘Are We Coming to Make a Documentary or a Surrealist Film?’

Demythifying Luis Buñuel’s Tierra sin pan in Fermín Solís’s Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas

Marc Ripley

‌Eighty-four years have passed since Luis Buñuel, spurred on by the vitriolic reactions to his antiestablishment surrealist beginnings in the films Un Chien andalou (1929) and L’Âge d’or (1930), ventured to the Extremaduran mountains of the

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Philip J. Hohle

Popular films like Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) provide an array of challenging characters all operating with a considerable degree of transgressive agency. Typical of films with a postmodern tone, no single character in

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Uralic Imaginations on Film

Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui in Siberia and the Circumpolar World

Kathleen Osgood

Starting with instructional films about Finnish forestry in the 1970s, Markku Lehmuskallio has taken his cinematic vision progressively northward. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Leh mus kallio started intensive work among the Nenets, ultimately collaborating with Anastasia Lapsui to make remarkable “film poems“ among northern peoples at the edges of the world. Perhaps most impressive of their extensive Giron Film productions are the awardwinning Seven Songs of the Tundra (2000) and Earth Evocation (2009). This review essay focuses on their methods of representation of northern, native peoples over the course of their filmmaking career.

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Erin Ash

—are valuable cultural artifacts for extracting and deconstructing the dominant ideologies that characterize our society ( Hughey 2014: 15–16 ). As the history of Hollywood films, box office records, Academy Award nominations, and critics’ reviews imply, films