J. D. Connor

J. D. Connor is an associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Hollywood Math and Aftermath: The Economic Image and the Digital Recession (2018) and The Studios After the Studios (2015).


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Put Some “Mank” on It

J. D. Connor explains what “Citizen Kane” would look like if it had only industry politics and no real ones: it’d be “Mank.”...


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What sort of model — for narrative, for business — does the Marvel Cinematic Universe offer?...


Finish Him

“[The Other Side of the Wind] is the movie Welles would have made had he been the digital filmmaker he was not.” J. D. Connor on Welles's final film....


The Warrior Class

J. D. Connor on "War Machine" and the cult of the warrior-scholar....


Freaks of the Industry: “Dope”
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