There are an inordinate number of people to thank for this project. My supervisor, Dr. RussellCampbell, for advice, guidance and the patience and fortitude to put up with my mid-afternoon ramblings. Dr. Harriet Margolis for intellectual and physical sustenance over thecouple of years that this project slowly percolated on through. Andrew Brettell for keepingmy sense of humour intact. Dr. Lorna McCann for patience, understanding and a sense of humour. Diane Zwimpfer, I owe you many, many thanks, but especially I thank you forhelping me to keep sane throughout this and being there for me.My family, who also contributed in so many ways I can't really begin to explain: Brad, Lis,Richard, Renée, Tony, Emma, Mike, Alta, Adrian, Shaye, Clare, Chris, Jon, Rod, Jenny, Mel,Hamish, Steve, Col, Pete, Kay and Muriel, I thank you for keeping me clothed, fed, housed,supported, and most of all--Loved. For putting up with the erratic moods, the continual talkabout Godard until you were all bored to death, and the presence of mind to tell me when toshut up. I'm sure a lot of you still think Godard has a lot to answer for insofar as my mentalhealth goes!Thanks to the core London family unit, especially Mike and Alta, for housing and feeding mewhile I researched. A very large thanks to the London family unit for the resounding welcomeas I lurched off the aeroplane at Gatwick. I was overwhelmed and I'll never forget it. I hopeyou know you're all thought of more than you think. Thanks to Jon for San Francisco, I missyou, and I promise I'll be back! Chris is owed an enormous debt of gratitude for last minutehelp in editing and helping me to see the error of my 'damn, that's awkward' ways. Clare isowed a big debt for helping me translate the French texts from the Ciné-Tracts. Monty thecat is missed. Mum and Dad are thanked for putting up with what they probably consider theperpetual student.Thanks to Apple hardware and the internet, there are a lot of people I've never met, and yetare all due many thanks for help, source material, support and friendship: Gloria Monti,Robert Kinsman, D.A. Pennebaker, Jonathan Takagi, Prairie Miller, Mark Langer, Sean Carley,John Collier, Tom Abrahamsson, Buzz Hausner, Mark Rabiner, and Jack Hill.Lastly, I'd like to thank Jules. My long suffering partner who got into a relationship with awriter 6 years ago, and had no idea she was going to get involved with an academic for 5 of them. In my defence, all I can say is, I didn't know either. Really. Deeply felt thanks fortolerating the intolerable, and that would be me.