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Film & TV Studies MOVIE: A Journal of Film Criticism

MOVIE: A Journal of Film Criticism

Movie issue 7 cover

In addition to our general call, the journal is now inviting papers and audiovisual essays for Issue 10's themed dossier on The Politics of Close Analysis, and Its Object, which will be published in 2021. Learn more here.

The journal is also inviting work for future themed dossiers that respond to the following topics: (i) Focus in contemporary film style; (ii) Digital moments. Learn more here.

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.

All rights in the original Movie are the property of Cameron & Hollis. Please see for more information and for details of back issue availability.

Issue 9


Whole issue here.



Close to you: Notorious Proximity in Cinema
Murray Pomerance

'A fair curve from a noble plan': Certain Women
Dominic Lash

El Sur (The South), or the Memory of Cinema
George Kouvaros

Two Rode Together
Deborah Thomas

Nonprofessional Acting in El Perro
Miguel Gaggiotti

A Plea for Intention: Stanley Cavell and Ordinary Aesthetic Philosophy
Kyle Barrowman

'Why Does It Look Like This?' A Visual Primer of Early CinemaScope Composition
Marshall Deutelbaum

Closing Choices in Hostiles: Stepping onto a Moving Train
David G. Hughes


Student essays

Kathrina Glitre

Ozu's frames: Form and narrative in Late Spring
Joshua J. Taylor


Audiovisual essays

Desegregating the Two Shot: The Use of the Frame in The Defiant Ones

Henry Rownd (author's statement)


Music and Point of View in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Patrick Keating (author's statement)


The Sacred and the Profane: Visualising Patriarchal Capitalism in There Will Be Blood

Ryan Bedsaul (author's statement)


This issue coordinated by Alex Clayton and Kathrina Glitre, and designed by Elizabeth Johnston.

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ISSN 2047-1661