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Gregory A. Waller
Abstract: This essay examines "The Day After" as made-for-TV movie and "special" event and discusses it in relation to two genres: the
social problem telefilm and the story of a future nuclear war. Following the tracing of genre(s) in "The Day After" in this
manner leads across media and into history and raises certain questions about the complex workings of contemporary American
Abstract: An analysis of this film in terms of the intersection of issues of race, class, and gender yields an understanding of how
the woman's film expresses ideologies about issues as diverse as woman's work and woman's suffering, mother-daughter relationships,
bonding between black and white women, and the possibility of women's resistance to the social order.
Abstract: This essay makes a distinction between cinematic modes and genres and attempts to redefine the musical by use of a nontypical
musical text, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "The Red Shoes."
Alan P. Barr
Mirella Jona Affron