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BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

“’Arizona Jim’: The Western Films of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.,” Journal of Popular
Film & Television “ Vol. 39, No. 2 (2011), 41-49.

“Riddles Across the Sky”: Daniel Woodrell Talks about Winter’s Bone,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Volume 39, Vol.1 (January 2011), 30-38.

“The Watchers: Tales of Tomorrow on Television,” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2008) [note: this publication came out in August 2009], 379-398.

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," Kansas History, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer 2009), 128-130.

“The Illustrating Man: The Screenplays of Ray Bradbury, The New Ray Bradbury
Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2008), 61-78.

“An Interview with Agnieszka Holland: The Politics of Ambiguity,” The Quarterly
Review of Film and Video, Vol. 25, No. 2 (March 2008), 132-143.

“Laudisi’s Laughter,” Journal of Popular Film & Television, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Summer
2007), 51.

“Broken Trail,” Kansas History, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2007), 126-129.

“Ray Bradbury’s EPCOT Adventure,” Storytelling, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 2006), 57-63.

“XXI IAMHIST Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 22-23, 2005: Projections of Race
and Ethnicity” [co-written with James M. Welsh], Historical Journal of Film,
Radio and Television, Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 2006), 87-97.

“Deadwood,” Kansas History, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2005), 113-115.

“An Interview with Michael Moore,” Film & History, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2004), 86-88.

“Faces and Masks: Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus from Stage to Screen,” Literature/Film

Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2004), 166-174.

Winstanley: or Kevin Brownlow Camps Out on St. George’s Hill,” Literature/Film

Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 4 (2003), 312-318.

“Shostakovich’s Fool to Stalin’s Czar: Tony Palmer’s Testimony (1987),” The

Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2002), 173-196.

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4

(2001), 250-251.

“Robots Redux: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Literature/ Film Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4

(2001), 256-261.

“Mary Pickford and the American ‘Growing Girl,’” The Journal of Popular Film &

Television, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Summer 2001), 50-62.

Hollywood and the Multicultural Republic,” The World and I, November 2000, 259-

265.

“Kevin Brownlow’s Historical Films: It Happened Here (1965) and Winstanley

(1975),” Historical Journal of Radio and Television, Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2000),

227-251.

“Life to Those Shadows: Kevin Brownlow Talks about a Career in Films,” Journal of

Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Vol. XIV, No. 1 (Fall 1999), 79-94. (co-written

with James M. Welsh)

“The Incredible Stillness of Being: Motionless Pictures in the Films of Ken Burns,”

American Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Spring 1996), 117-133.

“The Hole in the Doughnut: The Last Days of Buster Keaton,” The Journal of

Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Vol. X, No. 1 (Fall 1995), 79-99.

“Re-Examining the Silent Film: Interviews with Historians Charles Musser, Eileen

Bowser, and Richard Kozarski,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2 (1995),

88-90.

“Clint Eastwood and the Machinery of Violence,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 21,

No. 1 (1993), 10-17.

“The Wisdom of the Serpent: Frauds and Miracles in Frank Capa’s [sic] The Miracle

Woman,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, Vol. VII, No. 3 (l979),

293-309. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 16. Detroit MI: 

Gale Research Company, 1981, 165-166.

“A Matter of Definition: Out of Bounds in The Girl Friends,” Literature/Film

Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (1979), 270-276.

“Sternberg and The Last Command,” Cinema Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2 (Spring 1976),

68-73. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 20. Detroit MI: 

Gale Research Company, l98l, 377-378.

“Breaking the Classical Barrier” (Interview with filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli), in

Behrens, Laurence and Leonard J. Rosen, eds., Writing and Reading

Across the Curriculum (New York: Longmans, 2003), 761-765.

“Troell, Jan,” in International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers—Volume Two—

Directors (Chicago: St. James Press, 1997), 1001-1003.

“The Wind,” in MacCann, Richard Dyer, ed., Films of the 1920s (Metuchen NJ: 

The Scarecrow Press, 1997), 115-118.

“Rowland Brown,” in Thompson, Frank, ed., Between Action and Cut (Metuchen, NJ:

Scarecrow Press, l985), 163-182.

Josef von Sternberg and The Last Command, in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol.

20 (Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, l982), 377-378.

Frank Capra’s The Miracle Woman, in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 20

(Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, l981), 165.

“Vital Geography: Victor Seastrom’s The Wind,” in Whittemore, Don and Phillip

Alan Cecchettini, eds., Passport to Hollywood: The Film Immigrants Anthology 

(New York: McGraw Hill, 1976), 255-261.

C.S.A.,” Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer

2003), 118-120.

Hollywood and the Multicultural Republic,” The World and I, November 2000, 259-

265.

“Riding with the Devil: The Movie Adventures of William Clarke Quantrill,” Kansas 

History: A Journal of the Central Plains, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Autumn 1999), 182-199.

“Peter Weir: The Poetry of Apocalypse,” Seasons, Summer 1998, 30-33.

“The Kiss That’s Also a Bite: A Conversation with Suzy McKee Charnas,” Horror

Magazine, No. 9 (Winter 1998), 62-65.

“Disorder in the Court!: Hollywood’s take on the law and lawyers,” The John

Marshall Law School Magazine, Spring 1997, 22-35.

Coquette: Mary Pickford Finds a Voice,” Films in Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1-2

(January-February 1997), 61-66.

“‘Rosewood’ Remembers Race War,” Christian Science Monitor, 25 February 1997,

14.

“Mary Pickford Returns,” The World and I (December 1996), 112-117.

“Mel Gibson: Citizen of the Planet,” Los Angeles Magazine, 1996-1997, 27-28, 30.

“Robin Williams: The Bay Area’s Wild Child,” San Francisco Magazine, 1996-1997,

1014.

“Barry Levinson: Redefining Baltimore,” Baltimore Magazine, 1996, 6-8, 81.

“Splendidly Self-Propelled: Douglas Fairbanks’ The Gaucho,” Films in Review, Vol.

XLVII, No. 718 (July-August 1996), 96-101.

“Man in Motion: An Interview with Buster Crabbe,” Films in Review, Vol. XLVII,

No. 7/8 (July-August 1996), 34-42.

“The Choreography of Hope: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.,” Film Comment,

Vol. 32, No. 3 (May-June 1996), 50-55.

“The Making of Kansas City,” Kansas City Magazine, April 1996, 43-45, 62.

“Shepard to the Rescue,” The World and I, Vol. 11, No. 4 (April 1996), 140-145.

“‘Jumanji,’ A Whale of a Tale,” The Christian Science Monitor, 15 December 1995,

12.

“Many Bridges to Cross: A Fable about Whoopi,” Films in Review, Vol. XLVI, No.

9/10 (November-December 1995), 46-53.

“All That Glitters,” Film Comment, Vol. 31, No. 2 (March-April 1995), 52-55.

“Railroad Man: The last ride of Buster Keaton,” Films in Review, Vol. XLVI, No.

5/6 (July/August l995), 2-11.

“Keaton the Prairie Pragmatist,” The World and I, Vol. 10, No. 10 (October 1995),

118-123.

BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON MUSIC

Grieg and Andsnes,” American Record Guide, Vol. 68, No. 5 (September-October

      2005), 36-37.

Whose Chopin?  Politics and Patriotism in A Song to Remember,”  American Studies,

      Vol. 46, No. 1 (Spring 2005), 115-140.

“Ken Russell’s The Debussy Film (1965),” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and

      Television, Vol. 25, No. 1 (March 2005), 81-99.

“Elgar’s Ear:  A Conversation with Ken  Russell,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video,

      Vol. 22, No. 1 (January-March 2005), 37-49.

“The Voice that Fills the House:  Opera Fills the Screen,” Literature/Film Quarterly,

      Vol. 32, No. 1 (2004), 2-11.

“Marc-Andre Hamelin,” The American Record Guide, Vol. 66, No. 4 (July-August

      2003), 4-7.

“Shostakovich’s Fool to Stalin’s Czar:  Tony Palmer’s Testimony,” Journal of Film,

     Radio, and Television, Vol. 22, No. 2 (June 2002), 173-196.

“Howard’s End:  A Lisztian Pianist Crosses the Finish Line,” The American Record

     Guide, Vol. 62, No. 3 (May-June 1999), 10-13.   

 “Words and Music:  Graham Johnson, Immersed in Schubert,” The American Record

     Guide, Vol. 62, No.  6  (November-December 1999), 22-25. 

“Andras Schiff:  The Focus Is on Robert Schumann,” The American Record Guide,

     Vol. 61, No. 5 (September-October 1998), 47-49, 75.

“Virgil Thomson: A Portrait in Music,” The World and I, Vol. 11, No. 11  (November

     1996), 112-117.

“Baffling Bartok:  Secrets Beyond the Seventh Door," The American Record Guide, Vol.

     58, No. 6 (November-December l995), l2-l4, 2l.

“Firkusny’s Lasting Legacy,” The World and I, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 1995), 112-117.  

“Robert Schumann's Illness,” The American Record Guide, Vol. 57, No. 5 (September-

     October l994), 4l-42.

“’Diese herrliche Frau,’” The World and I, Vol. 9, No. 10 (October 1994), 112-117.

“Young Berlioz Revealed,” The World and I, Vol. 9, No. 2  (February 1994), 112-117. 

“Rachmaninoff’s Piano Legacy,” The World and I, Vol. 8, No. 3  (March 1993), 114-

     121.

"Remembering Rachmaninoff,” The American Record Guide, Vol. 56, No. l (Jan-Feb

      l993), 6-l4.                                                                                 

 “The Lyre of Light,” Film Comment, January-February 1992, 66-73.

 “A Midsummer Night’s Mendelssohn,” The World and I (November 1991), 175-179.

“In Search of Stephen Foster,” The World and I, July 1991, 253-259.

 “Dvorak in the New World,” Classical Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2 (February 1991), 32-36.

“In Search of Clara Schumann,” Helicon Nine:  The Journal of Women’s Arts and

     Letters, No. 16 (Winter 1986), 76-87.

BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON LITERATURE AND THEATRE

“Brian Aldiss’ Billion Year Spree,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 4 (2004),

      246-254.

“Back to Barsoom!  Filmfax, No. 104 (October-December 2004), 74-81, 138.

House of Mirth:  Rooms with a View,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3

      (2003), 199-202.

“August Wilson Interview,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2002), 238-242.

“Backstage with the Bard; or, Building a Better Mousetrap,” Literature/ Film

     Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2 (2001), 147-164.

“The Hard Ride:  Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers in the Kansas-Missouri Border

     Wars—Ride with the Devil,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 3 (1999), 189-

     195.

“The Illustrating Man: The Screenplays of Ray Bradbury,” Creative Screenwriting,

     Vol. 6, No. 1 (January-February 1999), 45-54. 

“Flying into the Winds of Time:  An Interview with Ray Bradbury,” Outre, No. 26

      (2001), 30-34.

“The Man Who Knew Too Much,” The World and I, Vol. 4, No. l (April  l992),

     362-37l. 

“The Third Elephant:  An Interview with Joseph Mugnaini, the Illustrator of Ray

     Bradbury,” Horror Magazine, No. 8 (Summer 1997), 50-56 (reprinted in Outre, No.

     19 (2000), 32-37.

“Time on His Hands:  The Fantasy Fiction of Jack Finney,” Outre:  The World of

     Ultramedia, No. 16 (1999), 52-56, 75, 81.

“Lanford Wilson,” The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Vol. V, No 2

     (Spring 1991), 175-180.

“Men, Women, and Ghosts:  The Supernatural Fiction of Edith Wharton,” Helicon   

     Nine: The Journal of Women’s Arts and Letters, No. 9 (Winter l983), 44-53.

“The New Woman on Stage:  Women’s Issues in American Drama, l890-l9l5,”

     Helicon Nine:  The Journal of Women’s Arts and Letters , No. 7 (Winter l982), 6-

     l9.

“The Stage Goes West:  Routes to The Virginian,” Indiana Social Studies

     Quarterly, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2 (Autumn  l98l), 26-37.

 “The old dark house:  the architecture of ambiguity in The Turn of the Screw and         

    The Innocents,” in Chibnall, Steve and Julian Petley, eds., British Horror Cinema     

   (London and New York:  Routledge, 2002), 99-116.

“G.K. Chesterton  (1874-1936),” in Winks, Robin, ed., Mystery and Suspense Writers

    (New York:  Scribner’s, 1998), 181-194.

“Miracles of Rare Device:  Chesterton’s Miracle Crimes,” in Ahlquist, Dale, ed., The

    Gift of Wonder:  The Many Sides of G.K. Chesterton (Minneapolis, MN:  American

    Chesterton Society, 2001), 101-109.  Revision.

 “Miracles of Rare Device in the Detective Stories of G.K. Chesterton and Others,” in

     Accardo, Pasquale and John Peterson, and Geir Hasnes, eds., Sherlock Holmes

     Meets Father Brown and His Creator (Sauk City, WI:  The Battered Silicon  

     Dispatch Box, 2000), 106-113.

“High Tea with Judith Lea,” Gilbert! The Magazine of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 3,

     No. 6 (April-May 2000), 16-17.

“The Case of the Forgotten Detectives:  The Unknown Crime Fiction of G.K.

     Chesterton,” The Armchair Detective, Vol. 28, No. 4  (Fall l995), 388-393.

“So Much Is Lost in Translation:  Literary Adaptations in the 1990s,” in Dixon,

     Wheeler Winston, ed., Film Genre 2000:  New Critical Essays (Albany, NY:  State

     University of New York Press, 2000), 29-44.

 “The Long, Loud Silence” (553-554)  and “The Other Passenger” (711-712) in

      Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (Pasadena CA: Salem 

      Press, 1997).

“Brown, Charles Brockden,” in Sullivan, Jack, ed., The Penguin Encyclopedia of

     Horror and the Supernatural (New York:  The Viking Press, 1986), 58-60.

“Back to Barsoom!” Filmfax, No. 104 (October-December 2004), 74-81, 138.

“Time on His Hands: The Fantasy Fiction of Jack Finney,” Outre: The World of

     Ultramedia, Number 16 (1999), 52-56, 75, 81.

“The Kiss That’s Also a Bite:  A Conversation with Suzy McKee Charnas,” Horror

     Magazine, No. 9 (Winter 1998), 62-65.

 “Time on Our Hands: H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine,” The World and I, Vol. 10, No.

     5 (May 1995), 330-334.  (centenary of a classic novel)

“Footprints on the Sands of Mars,” The World and I, Vol. 9, No. 4 (April 1994), 324-

     330 [written under the pseudonym “Jack Ketch”].

 “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” The World and I, Vol. 8, No. 2 (December

     1993), 321-326. 

“Choice of Weapons,” The World and I, Vol. 8, No. 9 (September 1993), 184-193.

“Locked Rooms and Mean Streets,” The World and I, Vol. 7, No. 5 (May 1992), 313-

     325.

“The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg,” The World and I, Vol. 6, No. 12 (December

     1991), 252-261.

“The ‘Martian Chronicler’ Reflects,” The Christian Science Monitor, 20 March 1991,

     16.

 “Holmes in London, 1988,”

Baker Street
Miscellanea, No. 7 (Spring 1989), 32-43.

 “Bradbury Meets Disney,” TWA Ambassador Magazine, Vol. l4, No. 7 (July l98l), l2,

     l4, l6, 20.

 





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