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Date: Thu, 4 Aug 1994 14:23:29 -0500
From: Steven Mintz, U. Houston <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list H-FILM <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Audience manipulation in recent film
From: priscilla stearns barlow <[log in to unmask]>
Patrick Bjork wrote:
perhaps movie-going, pre-WWII Americans
were more readerly, more literate and, if so, it may stand to reason
they could more readily appreciate subtlety and nuance, and could also
more comfortably absorb a slower, more dialogue-laden pace. Anyone care
to play around with this conjecture?
I'd add that they also listened to the radio a lot, and therefore were
more accustomed to having stories narrated via dialogue than audiences
I say this even though I don't want to add to any we're-going-to-hell
in-a-handbasket handwringing sessions. It's just that it's easy to
overlook those aspects of popular culture that have died out when
we analyse a situation--I'm thinking not just of radio drama, but also
serial publication of novels, movie fan magazines--stuff like that.
Priscilla Barlow [log in to unmask] "Beauty like hers is genius."