Robert M. Payne

Robert M. Payne is a Hollywood-based writer and screenplay analyst with a
Master’s degree in cinema critical studies from the University of Southern
California. He has contributed several essays to Jump Cut, and his
article “Beyond the Pale: Nudism, Race, and Resistance in The Unashamed
appears in the Winter 2000-01 issue of Film Quarterly. His on-line
articles “12 Am-Azian Films You Should Know About,” “Am-Azian Films II: 12
More Movies You Should Know About,” “Anna May Wong: A Pioneering Asian
American Movie Star,” and “Miss-ing the Point: The Saigon Controversy 10
Years On” can all be found at the Asian American Web site Alterasian. His e-mail address is