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  • 13.1 : 2004 : The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario/Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. Cinematheque Ontario Monographs No. 5., 231 pp. reviewed by William C. Wees
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  • 13.1 : 2004 : Women Filmmakers: Refocusing. Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, and Valerie Raoul, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003, 496 pp. reviewed by Mary Alemany-Galway
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  • 13.1 : 2004 : Erin Manning. Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home, and Identity in Canada. Minneapolis: University of Minesota Press, 2003, 187 pp. reviewed by Bruno Cornellier
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  • 13.1 : 2004 : Aleksandar Dundjerovic. The Cinema of Robert Lepage: The Poetics of Memory. London: Wallflower Press, 2003, 181 pp. reviewed by Peter Dickinson
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  • 12.2 : 2004 : Daniel O'Connor. Mediated Associations: Cinematic Dimensions of Social Theory. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002, 209 pp. reviewed by Dyrk Ashton
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  • 12.2 : 2004 : Anthony Lane. Nobody's Perfect: Writings for The New Yorker. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002, 752 pp. reviewed by Colin N.S. Burnett
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  • 12.2 : 2004 : Laura U. Marks. Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002, 259 pp. reviewed by Melinda Barlow
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  • 12.1 : 2003 : Sarah Kozloff. Overhearing Film Dialogue. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000, 323 pp. reviewed by Brian Crane
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  • 12.1 : 2003 : Ben Singer. Melodrama and Modernity: Early Sensational Cinema and its Contexts. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001, 363 pp. reviewed by Melanie Nash
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  • 12.1 : 2003 : Mary Alemany-Galway. A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002, 259 pp. Christopher E. Gittings.
    Canadian National Cinema. London: Routledge, 2002, 338 pp.
    reviewed by Jim Leach
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  • 11.2 : 2002 : Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video. Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowsky, eds. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998, 488 pp. Bill Nichols. Introduction to Documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 223 pp. reviewed by Michael Zryd
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  • 11.2 : 2002 : Philip Mosley. Split Screen: Belgian Cinema and Cultural Identity. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000, 288 pp. reviewed by Jerry White
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  • 11.2 : 2002 : Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada. Peter Harry, ed. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001, 303 pp. Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Wyndham Wise, ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, 272 pp. Katherine Monk. Weird Sex & Snowshoes and Other Canadian Film Phenomena. Vancouver: Raincoast Press, 2001, 357 pp. reviewed by Angela Stukator
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  • 11.1 : 2002 : Thomas Waugh. The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000, 312 pp. reviewed by Robert Cagle
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  • 11.1 : 2002 : Slajov Zizek. The Fright of Real Tears: Krzysztof Kieslowski Between Theory and Post-Theory. London: British Film Institute, 2000, 240 pp. reviewed by Murat Akser
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  • 11.1 : 2002 : André Loiselle. A Scream from Silence/Mourir à tue-tête. Cinetek Series. Wiltshire, U.K.: Flicks Books, 2000, 71 pp. reviewed by Joan Nicks
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  • 11.1 : 2002 : Mario Falsetto. Personal Visions: Conversations with Contemporary Film Directors. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 2000, 529 pp. reviewed by Phillipe Mather
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  • 11.1 : 2002 : Brian Mcilroy. Shooting to Kill: Filmmaking and the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Richmond, B.C.: Steveston Press, 2001, 224 pp. reviewed by Casey A. Jarrin
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  • 10.2 : 2001 : Bill Marshall. Quebec National Cinema. Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001, 371 pp. reviewed by Germain Lacasse
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : The Cinema of Jean Cocteau: Essays on his Films and their Coctelian Sources. C.D.E. Tolton, ed. New York, Ottawa and Toronto: Legas, 1999, 200pp. reviewed by Charles O'Brien
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema Mette Hjort and Ib Bondebjerg, eds. Bristol, UK: Intellect Press, 2001, 224 pp. reviewed by E.J. Bell
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : Sarah Berry. Screen Style: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood. Commerce and Mass Culture, vol. 2, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000, 235pp. reviewed by Kay Armatage
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : Vincent Amiel. Le Corps au cinéma: Keaton, Bresson, Cassavettes. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1998, 121 pp. reviewed by Diane Cantin
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : American Movie Audiences: From the Turn of the Century To the Early Sound Era. Melvyn Stokes and Richard Maltby, eds. London: British Film Institute, 1999, 186 pp. reviewed by Charles Tepperman
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  • 10.1 : 2001 : Laura U. Marks. The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000, 298 pp. reviewed by Donato Totaro
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  • 9.2 : 2000 : Gilberto Perez. Material Ghost: Films and the Medium. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998, 465 pp. Bert Cardullo. Practical Film Criticism: An Enlightened Approach to Moviegoing, Volume 1. Lewiston, NY/Queenston, ON: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999, 270 pp. reviewed by Jerry White
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  • 9.2 : 2000 : Lucid Dreams: The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski. Paul Coates, ed. Trowbridge, England: Flicks Books, 1999, 234 pp. reviewed by Graham Petrie
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  • 9.2 : 2000 : Antoine de Baecque and Serge Toubiana Truffaut: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999, 462 pp. reviewed by Gene Walz
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  • 9.2 : 2000 : Marc Gervais. Ingmar Bergman: Magician and Prophet. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999, 257 pp. reviewed by Peter Ohlin
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  • 9.2 : 2000 : The Films of Joyce Wieland. Kathryn Elder, ed. Cinematheque Ontario Monographs, No. 3. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival Group, 1999, 280 pp. reviewed by Blaine Allan
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