List of Figures.
1 Magnolia at the Millennium: Historical and Social Contexts.
2 Through the Viewfi nder of a Cinematic "Son": Reflexivity, Intertextuality, and "Smart Cinema".
3 An Aesthetics of Contradiction: Cinematic Style and Televisuality.
4 Sound and Voice: De-Centering Meaning.
5 Redemption and Re-Mediation: Framing the Deathbed.