CALL FOR SHORT ESSAYS ON FILMS THAT NEED A DVD RELEASE
Call for Papers Date:
For a special issue on important films that have never been released to DVD, but which are certainly overdue for a DVD release, the editors of Quarterly Review of Film and Video are issuing a call to selected scholars for short papers – roughly 1,000 words each – on their favorite films that have been neglected in this manner, detailing why the film is important, and why a DVD release would be more than welcome.
Some of these films have appeared on VHS, and some are available in Region 2 DVDs from their country of origin, without English subtitles. But none of the films we’ll be considering for this issue have a legal, non-bootleg, US release in Region 1 format, in the proper aspect ratio, with English subtitles.
You should pick ONE film, and discuss it in detail for about 1,000 words; if you wish, you can also append a “top ten” list at the end of your brief essay, listing your other top choices for DVD release, with very brief comments as to why each film is of importance in film history, theory, and criticism.
Our usual format rules apply: see http://eng-wdixon.unl.edu/format.html for full details. The only exception is that in this case, articles must be 1,000 words minimum, no longer than 1,500 words maximum, and each essay must simply be titled with name, director, and year of the film you pick, plus your own name at the top of the essay.
Please send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the film you pick is a non-English language production, the original language title must be listed first, and then the US release title (if available), along with year of first release, and director name, The film can be a US or foreign release; we welcome all feature films.
Here are some of the films we are particularly interested in; please choose one film from this list.
L’Immortelle (1963) Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Al-mummia (Night of Counting the Years, 1969) Directed by Chadi Abdel Salam
Linda (1929) Directed by Dorothy Davenport
My Son John (1952) Directed by Leo McCarey
María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944) Directed by Emilio Fernández
They Won't Believe Me (1947) Directed by Irving Pichel
The Woman on the Beach (1947) Directed by Jean Renoir
Il Miracolo (The Miracle) (1948) Directed by Roberto Rosselini
Sambizanga (1972) Directed by Sarah Maldoror
Le crime de Monsieur Lange (1936) Directed by Jean Renoir
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton
The Crowd (1928) Directed by King Vidor
Blood and Roses (1960) Directed by Roger Vadim
First Comes Courage (1943) Directed by Dorothy Arzner
Red Dust (1932) Victor Fleming
No Down Payment (1957) Directed by Martin Ritt
Macario (1960) Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Two Seconds (1932) Mervyn LeRoy
Olympia (1938) Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
The Apu Trilogy (1958) Directed by Satyajit Ray
Allemagne 90 neuf zéro (1991) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Follow Me Quietly (1949) Directed by Richard Fleischer
The Chapman Report (1962) Directed by George Cukor
Bus Riley’s Back in Town (1965) Directed by Harvey Hart
Armored Car Robbery (1950) Directed by Richard Fleischer
Brewster McCloud (1970) Directed by Robert Altman
Central Park (1932) Directed by John G. Adolfi
Forbidden (1932) Directed by Frank Capra
The Criminal Code (1931) Directed by Howard Hawks
Cell 2455 Death Row (1955) Directed by Fred F. Sears.
Craig's Wife (1936) Directed by Dorothy Arzner
The Dark Horse (1932) Directed by Alfred E. Green
Cobra Woman (1944) Directed by Robert Siodmak
Escapement (1957) Directed by Montgomery Tully
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Heat Lightning (1934) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
The House on 56th Street (1933) Directed by Robert Florey
Three Cases of Murder (1955) Directed by David Eady, Wendy Toye, George More O'Ferrall
My Name is Julia Ross (1945) Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) Directed by Budd Boetticher.
The Mouthpiece (1932) Directed by James Flood, Elliott Nugent
The Match King (1932) Directed by Howard Bretherton, William Keighley
Night World (1932) Directed by Hobart Henley
Thirteen Women (1932) Directed by George Archainbaud
The Last Days of Pompeii (1959) Directed by Mario Bonnard, Sergio Leone
The Damned (These Are The Damned, 1961) Directed by Joseph Losey
Please e-mail us first to let us know what film you’ll be doing, so we don’t have repetitions; first come, first served.
Deadline: April 30, 2010.
Quarterly Review of Film and Video
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Wheeler Winston Dixon
Department of English
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University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
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