In the Eye of the Beholder: Critical Perspectives in Popular Film and Television

In the Eye of the Beholder: Critical Perspectives in Popular Film and Television


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ISBN-13: 9780879727543
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 06/15/1997
Edition description: 1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Film and Television Criticism in Cultural Context1
Part 1.The Popular Tradition7
1."Mystic Chords of Memory": The Cultural Voice of Ken Burns11
2.The Rise and Fall of Saturday Night Live: Lorne Michaels as a Television Writer-Producer27
3.Evolution of the Academy Award-Winning Script for Witness43
4.Flow, Genre, and the Television Text55
5.The Question of Popular Genres Revisited67
6.Researching Film and Television Audiences85
7.Motion Picture Story Magazine and the Gendered Construction of the Movie Fan97
Part 2.Assessing the Contemporary Cultural Landscape113
8.Midnight S/excess: Cult Configurations of "Femininity" and the Perverse117
9.The Woman in the Door: Framing Presence in Film Noir137
10.Reading the Talk Show: The Politics of Talk Soup149
11.They Went Thataway, Old Chap: Movie Images of the English on the American Western Frontier167
12.Hollywood's Disabled Vietnam Vet Revisited179
13.The Role of Television News in Portraying People Living with AIDS191
14.Ethical Guidelines for Promoting Prosocial Messages through the Popular Media207
Part 3.Additional Sources in Popular Film and Television225
15.Selective Bibliography for Researching Popular Film: Sources and Strategies229
16.Selective Bibliography for Researching Television: Sources and Strategies245
General Index267
Film/TV Index271

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