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Abstract: This essay contextualizes the phenomenal success, in the late 1990s, of the Chinese primetime television drama "Yongzheng
Dynasty." It provides a formal analysis of the show from a comparative perspective and discusses its role in cultivating Chinese
primetime drama as an economically viable and a culturally significant enterprise.
Hugh S. Manon
Abstract: This essay employs psychoanalytic theory to identify a fetishistic imperative in the perfect crime that Walter Neff endeavors
to commit in Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity." By favoring ongoing manipulation over goal attainment and satisfaction, Walter
Neff engages in a virtuoso cover-up that represents a paradigmatic noir deception, inviting viewers to fantasize that there
may always be "more than meets the eye."
Abstract: This essay explores the representation and function of the Italian man in the 1950s "tough-guy" film "Hell Drivers," focusing
on the dynamic interaction between Italianness and Britishness in the film's construction of a new antihero.
Abstract: This essay recontextualizes Dalton Trumbo, HUAC, and the blacklist by analyzing Trumbo's personal archives, his writings in
the Hollywood trade press, his work in the Screen Writers' Guild as editor of its official journal, "The Screen Writer," and
his pivotal role in the anti-HUAC debates before he was imprisoned.
Joanna E. Rapf
Geraldine Van Dusen
Scott Higgins, Sara Ross
Kristen Moana Thompson, Terri Ginsberg