I have a difficult time looking at even the most innane television program or film without seeing something political in it. I think this is because for me, any representation has some stance, some relationship to dominant cultural perceptions. How do you all view this topic? It seems as if we wouldn't all be taking this so seriously if there wasn't something very serious indeed about the effects of and meaning within, film and t.v. I must thank Klaus Eder. I have been absorbed with German film and history for a while now - to me, WWII and the events in Germany were the hallmark of our century, and Rainer W. Fassbinder, and Wim Wenders are two of the century's best filmmakers...emotion reveals the effect of the political on the personal...the soul of Germany, and of us all. Can anyone recommend to me other film/art/or cultural studies discussion lists? I am enjoying this so much, I know there is even more out there. Thank you in advance - Constance Atwill UCSantaBarbara [log in to unmask] "It's hallucinatory!" - E.B.