CineAction has been publishing continuously since 1985. We feature essays and reviews by film critics and scholars and we cover a wide range of filmmaking – classic and contemporary popular film, third world cinema, political documentary and experimental film and video. Based in Toronto, we often focus on Canada and Quebec cinema, but also look at films all over the world, from Asia to Hollywood. CineAction is published by a non-profit corporation. We are funded by subscription and newsstand revenues and by annual grants for periodicals from the Canada Council.  


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94 – 2014

CineAction 94 Contents

The International Language of Espionage:

Melodrama, The Americans, and the Global Television Imaginary – by Meredith Slifkin

Mad Men, the Historical Novel, and Social Change – by William Bartley

Long Form Televisual Narrative and Operatic Structure in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal – by Maria Ionita

Rehabilitating Imperial Glory: Or Rome Finishes What Gladiator Started – by Malcolm Morton

Working Toward a Television Canon – by Thomas A. Foster

Are Sitcoms the Future of West African Cinema? – by Boukary Sawadogo

Read It Today, See It Tonight: Extratextuality and the Silent Film […]

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