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no. 44, Fall 2001

Violent dances in martial arts films
by Aaron Anderson
Anderson began his analysis of movement in action films in issue no. 42. Here he takes a close look at fight choreography in the films of Jackie Chan.

Reading against the grain revisited
by Aspasia Kotsopoulos
A key moment in the development of feminist film theory analyzed “resistant readings” of mainstream media.

Ways of seeing wild: the cinema of Wong Kar-Wai
by Robert M. Payne
Wong Kar-Wai is not only Hong Kong’s foremost director today, but is also one of the most interesting postmodern filmmakers now. Payne examines in-depth the director’s filmic style and themes, with a good introduction to these complex works. Films considered include Ashes of Time, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, and Happy Together.

The Clandestine Nation: indigenism and national subjects of
Bolivia in the films of Jorge Sanjinés

by Leonardo Garcia-Pabón, trans. Maura Furfey.
In their collected cinematic work, Jorge Sanjinés and the Grupo Ukamau explore conflicting and hierarchical identities in Bolivia, with indigenous bearing the connotation nationally of inferior. Furthermore, U.S. interventionist policies impact on indigenous lives directly. In The Clandestine Nation, Sanjinés develops a picture of how a national identity that incorporates both mestizo (mixed race) and indigenous cultures might be developed, and at what personal cost.

Degrees of Shame: adjuncts and GAs organize
by Mike Budd
Adjunct faculty, often part-timers, teach a large percentage of the college courses in the country. They teach most of the freshman and sophomore courses and half of the total courses. Budd gives a detailed background to the working conditions and labor activism of such underpaid and undervalued teachers.

The last word: Jump Cut goes electronic
In the editorial we describe how we went from a print to an online format and why.