Cinema Journal, 35, 2, Winter, 1996

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"Compulsory" Viewing for Every Citizen: "Mr. Smith" and the Rhetoric of Reception, 3-23
Eric Smoodin
Abstract: Relying on industrial, educational, and governmental sources, this article examines the reception of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" upon its release and the attempts at that time to influence and regulate that reception.
Working like a Homosexual: Camp Visual Codes and the Labor of Gay Subjects in the MGM Freed Unit, 24-42
Matthew Tinkcom
Abstract: Camp, largely understood as a reception practice, may be invoked as a production practice to understand stylistic influences in musical films produced at MGM by the Freed Unit.
Boys in Space: "Star Trek," Latency, and the Neverending Story, 43-60
Ilsa J. Bick
Abstract: This essay explores the unconscious fantasies of "ST's" master narrative in this neverending story of a company of latency-aged boys and provides a window into certain facets of "ST" fandom.
Feminist Enterprise? "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the Occupation of Femininity, 61-84
Lynne Joyrich
Abstract: Using the popular syndicated series, this essay explores the gendered connotations of television reception and their implications for feminism and television studies.
Mapping the Hood: The Genealogy of City Space in "Boyz N the Hood" and "Menace II Society", 85-97
Paula J. Massood
Abstract: Images of the city in the two films reveal it as both utopia and dystopia and as a primary metaphor for the African American experience.
In Memoriam: Nina Leibman (1957-1995), 98
Michele Hilmes
Professional Notes, 99-108
Robert Lang, Greg Martino
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