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  • 9.1 : 2000 : Jeffrey Ruoff and Kenneth Ruoff. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Yukiyukite Shingun). Cinetek Series. Wiltshire, England: Flicks Books, 1998, 57 pp. reviewed by Laura U. Marks
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  • 9.1 : 2000 : Charles Barr. English Hitchcock. A Movie Book., Moffat, UK: Cameron & Hollis, 1999, 255 pp. reviewed by Scott MacKenzie
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  • 9.1 : 2000 : Passionate Views: Film, Cognition and Emotion. Carl Plantinga and Greg M. Smith, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 301 pp. reviewed by Mette Hjort
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  • 9.1 : 2000 : Jim Leach. Claude Jutra Filmmaker. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999, 306pp reviewed by Pierre Véronneau
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  • REVIEW ESSAY: Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video
    9.1 : 2000 : Catherine Russell. Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999. reviewed by Scott MacDonald
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : D.N. Rodowick. Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997, 258 pp. reviewed by Robert Craig
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : Leslie Stern. The Scorsese Connection. London: British Film Institute, 1995, 257 pp. reviewed by François Primeau
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : B. Ruby Rich. Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998, 419 pp. Feminism and Documentary. Diane Waldman and Janet Walker, eds. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1999, 365 pp. Maggie Humm. Feminism and Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997, 246 pp. Feminist Film Theory: A Reader Sue Thornham, ed. New York: New York University Press, 1999, 361 pp. Sue Thornham. Passionate Detachments: An Introduction to Feminist Film Theory. London: Arnold, 1997, 204 pp. reviewed by Susan Lord
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema. Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 329 pp. reviewed by Shelley Stamp
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : R. Bruce Elder. The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1998, 572 pp. reviewed by P. Adams Sitney
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  • 8.2 : 1999 : Michael Dorland. So Close to the State/s: The Emergence of Canadian Feature Film Policy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, 199 pp. reviewed by Jeanne Deslandes
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  • REVIEW ESSAY: Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945
    8.2 : 1999 : Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945. Jan-Christopher Horak, ed. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995, 404 pp. reviewed by R. Bruce Elder
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  • 8.1 : 1999 : Steven Cohan. Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies of the Fifties. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997, 346 pp. reviewed by Bart Beaty
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  • 7.2 : 1998 : The British Film Institute Film Classics and Modern Film Classics Series. London: British Film Institute. Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press. reviewed by Catherine Russell, Bart Testa, Carole Zucker
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  • 7.2 : 1998 : Mike Hoolbloom. Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film in Canada. Toronto: Gutter Press, 1997, 181 pp. reviewed by William C. Wees
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  • 7.2 : 1998 : R. Bruce Elder. A Body of Vision: Representations of the Body in Recent Film and Poetry. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1997, 400 pp. reviewed by Malcolm Turvey
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  • 7.2 : 1998 : Thomas Waugh. Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996, 470 pp. reviewed by Vanessa T. Higgs
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  • 7.1 : 1998 : Film Genre Reader II. Barry Keith Grant, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995, 581 pp. reviewed by Bart Testa
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  • 7.1 : 1998 : By Angels Driven: The Films of Derek Jarman and Derek Jarman. Chris Lippard, ed. Westport CT: Praeger Publishers, 1996, 208 pp.; and Michael O'Pray. Derek Jarman: Dreams of England. London: BFI Publishing, 1996, 232 pp. reviewed by Lucia Bozzola
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  • 7.1 : 1998 : Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997, 178 pp. reviewed by Paul Matthew St. Pierre
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  • REVIEW ESSAY: The Film Spectator: From Sign to Mind
    7.1 : 1998 : Warren Bucland, ed. The Film Spectator: From Sign to Mind. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1995, 258 pp. reviewed by Edoardo Moretti
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  • 6.2 : 1997 : Alan Woods. Being Naked Playing Dead: The Art of Peter Greenaway. Manchester University Press, 1996. 300 pp. reviewed by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
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  • 6.2 : 1997 : André Bazin. Bazin at Work: Major Essays and Reviews from the Forties and Fifties. Routledge, 1997. 252 pp. reviewed by Bart Kalnay
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  • 6.2 : 1997 : Christopher Garbowski, Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue Series: The Problem of the Protagonists and Their Self-Transcendence. Columbia University
    Press, 1996. 121pp.
    reviewed by Janina Falkowska
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  • 6.1 : 1997 : James Peterson, Dreams of Chaos, Visions o f order: Understanding the American Avant-Garde Cinema. Contemporary Film and Television Series. Wayne State University Press, 1994. 212 pp. reviewed by Greg Taylor
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  • 6.1 : 1997 : Lesley Stern, The Scorsese Connection. Indiana Univeristy Press. Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1995, 257 pp. reviewed by Jeannette Sloniowski
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  • 6.1 : 1997 : Barry Keith Grant, Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman. Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 1992. 266 pp. reviewed by Janice Kaye
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  • 6.1 : 1997 : Michel Chion, David Lynch. London: British Film Institute, 1995. 210 pp.; Richard K. Ferncase, Outsider Features: American Independent Films of the 1980's. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 158 pp. Jim Hiller, The New Hollywood. London: Studio Vista, 1993. 192 pp.; and John Pierson, Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema. New York, NY: Hyperion, 1995. 371 pp. reviewed by Chris Cooling
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  • 5.2 : 1996 : Dislocations. Gilles Hebert, ed. Winnipeg: City Press Limited, 1995, 80 pp. reviewed by Gene Walz
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  • 5.2 : 1996 : Mirror Machine: Video and Identity. Janine Marchessault, ed. Toronto and Montréal: YYZ Books and McGill University / The Centre for Research on Canadian Cultural Identities and Institutions, 1995, 267 pp. reviewed by Lianne McLarty
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