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I wonder to what extent folks would agree that Far From Heaven really 
shirks the homosexual issue out of narrative economy to rehearse noble, but 
tired Hollywood racial progressivism.

Anent bibliography, one might also compare what's been written about 
Sirkian melodrama, including Lucy Fischer's collection on Imitation of 
Life. See:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/melodramabib.html#sirk

Jason McKahan
Florida State University





At 07:45 AM 10/25/2005, you wrote:
>This may be all too obvious, but Betty Friedan's THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE 
>might be a starting point.  Not about film, but the work that defined the 
>"problem that has no name."  Otherwise, check standard references such  as 
>the FILM LITERATURE INDEX, MLA Bibliography, etc.
>
>Don Larsson
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>From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Lane, Christina
>Sent: Fri 10/14/2005 8:45 AM
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>Subject: [SCREEN-L] Recommended Texts for Prizewinner, The Hours, Far From 
>Heaven?
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>I'm planning to teach an extended unit on films such as The Prizewinner of 
>Defiance, Ohio, The Hours, and Far From Heaven.  Does anyone have 
>recommendations for articles or books that would be good companions for 
>the study of gender and film in the 1950s (and somewhat specific to these 
>films)?
>
>Thanks,
>Christina Lane
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>From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Laird, Karen Elaine 
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>Sent: Thu 10/13/2005 7:21 PM
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>Subject: [SCREEN-L] prequels
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>Can anyone recommend any books or articles about prequels?
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>Thanks,
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>Karen Laird
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