I received a response from the film journal this week. It turns out that they won't send my article out to reviewers yet because it's still too long, even after all my cuts. I hadn't counted the footnotes, and I thought I was barely below the maximum, but it turns out I'm still over by about 1000 words counting all the notes. Back to the cutting board. I really want to publish this article! (Nag nag nag blargs the list of other, more pressing things that need to get done right now, such as my dissertation. Blarg.)
PS: My sister is still pregnant! This baby boy simply will not come out. It's 3 days past d-day, but he's just relaxin, hanging out in the warm belly. I'm starting to think about this baby the same way I do about my film article. It's (taking) way too long, but I love love love it.