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Issue: 18.1 : Spring / Printemps : 2009

Special Topic: Contemporary Japanese Cinema in Transition
Introduction by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

From Doppelganger to Monster: Kitano Takeshi’s Takeshis’ by Daisuke Miyao

The Homelessness of Style and the Problems of Studying Miike Takashi by Aaron Gerow

The Cyber Sublime and the Virtual Mirror: Information and Media in the Works of Oshii Mamoru and Kon Satoshi by William Gardner

Capturing “Authenticity”: Digital Aesthetics in the Post-Studio Japanese Cinema by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Review Essay: Whatever Happened To Underground Film?
Duncan Reekie. Subversion: the Definitive History of Underground Cinema. London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2007, 259 pp. David Curtis. A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain. London: British Film Institute, 2007, 312 pp. Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2008, 320 pp.
Reviewed by William C. Wees

Geneviève Sellier. Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008, 269 pp.
Reviewed by Julianne Pidduck

Paul S. Moore. Now Playing: Early Moviegoing and the Regulation of Fun. in Horizons of Cinema Series. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008, 250 pp.
Reviewed by Joan Nicks

Murray Pomerance. The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008, 257 pp.
Reviewed by Aaron Taylor

Stacey Abbott. Celluloid Vampires: Life After Death in the Modern World. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007, 266 pp.
Reviewed by Murray Leeder

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