Michael K wrote:  The really interesting question to me, though, is only 
secondarily about the 1950s.  How and why has Julianne Moore become central 
to these nostalgic reflections on containment and nascent feminism?

That is a great question.  It immediately made me think of Cavell's remarks 
about the dependence of the comedies of remarriage on the availablilty a 
certain generation of actresses with Katharine Hepburn as the key figure.

My first, embarrassingly fangirlish suggestion would be that Moore is full 
of grace and intelligence, and  extremely beautiful, and maternal, in a way 
that is conspicuously unlike the surgically enhanced model of cyborg 
femininity epitomised by somebody like Meg Ryan.

Would love to know what other people think....

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