January 01, 2000

James Kendrick

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Waco, TX

James Kendrick is the film and video critic at The QNetwork, where he has been writing since 1999. He is also an assistant professor in the Film and Digital Media Division of the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University, where he teaches classes on film theory/aesthetics, the history of motion pictures, film genres, and media and society. He is the author of two books: Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) and Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre (Wallflower Press, 2009). He has also published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in Film Criticism, The Velvet Light Trap, The Journal of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1929)
M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
In the Mood for Love (Wong-Kar Wai, 2000)