Cinema Journal, 38, 4, Summer, 1999

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"I Didn't Know Anyone Could Be so Unselfish": Liberal Empathy, the Welfare State, and King Vidor's "Stella Dallas", 3-23
Anna Siomopoulos
Abstract: The rhetoric of multiple identification in "Stella Dallas" (1937) promotes a welfare ethic of redistribution by suggesting that the sympathetic response of charity can substitute for a more pointed critique of consumer capitalism.
Posing the Subject: Sex, Illumination, and "Pumping Iron II: The Women", 24-44
Douglas Sadao Aoki
Abstract: Because the female bodybuilder in "Pumping Iron II: The Women" is constituted by being posed, she is the subject par excellence. This article considers that filmic subject through a logic of sex, strength, and semiotics.
The Americanization of Molly: How Mid-Fifties TV Homogenized "The Goldbergs" (And Got "Berg-Iarized" in the Process), 45-67
Vincent Brook
Abstract: This article traces the transformation of the early television program "The Goldbergs" (1949-56) from an ethnic working-class sitcom into a suburban middle-class "domestic melodrama" in the "Father Knows Best" mold, thereby challenging received notions regarding the ethnic working-class sitcom's "legitimizing function" for early commercial television.
Real Emotional Logic: Persuasive Strategies in Docudrama, 68-85
Steven N. Lipkin
Abstract: Docudrama justifies its arguments by establishing connections between actuality and filmic re-creation. Three basic means of relating data and claims--models, sequences, and interactions--encourage such connections between document and drama, the known and the speculative. Twentieth Century-Fox's cycle of postwar semidocumentaries provides a precedent for persuasive strategies characteristic of today's film and television docudramas.
Techniques and Approaches for Teaching Film and Video Courses
Archival News, 109-120
Brian Taves
Professional Notes, 121-128
Robert Lang, Greg Martino
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