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Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is the successor to Movie, the print journal that was edited, designed and published by the late Ian A. Cameron from 1962 to 2000.

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Issue 7

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Opening Choices

Edward Gallafent & John Gibbs

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Significantly Ordinary
Nathaniel Deyo

Rio Bravo: Dude Walks into a Saloon 
Pete Falconer

Similar Means to Different Ends: Lola Montés as a Punch in the Gut
Anthony Coman

Intimacy, ‘Truth' and the Gaze: The Double Opening of Zero Dark Thirty
Christa Van Raalte

Under the Skin: Cosmology and Individuation
Catherine Constable

Otto Preminger's Hand in the Initial Moments of Bunny Lake is Missing
Lola Breaux



Intoxicating Stagecraft: Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend and the Mysteries of Theatre in Film
George Toles

Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger, 1947)
Michael Walker


V. F. Perkins, 1936-2016: A Tribute

A Tribute to V. F. Perkins
Editorial board

Charles Barr

The Cinema of Nicholas Ray
V. F. Perkins

Letter From an Unknown Woman
V. F. Perkins


Audiovisual Essays

The Phantom Carriage: A Revaluation
John Gibbs and Douglas Pye

Motifs of Movement and Modernity 
Patrick Keating

Opening Choices: Notorious
John Gibbs and Douglas Pye


This issue edited by Edward Gallafent and John Gibbs. Designed by Katy O’Hare.


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ISSN 2047-1661