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  Volume 51, Number 3, Spring 2012

Table of Contents


Cinema of Failed Revolt: Brian De Palma and the Death(s) of the Left

pp. 1-24

The Work of Film in the Age of Fordist Mechanization

pp. 25-51

Historicizing the Shadows and the Acts: No Way Out and the Imagining of Black Activist Communities

pp. 52-73

"Smothered in Baked Alaska": The Anxious Appeal of Widescreen Cinema

pp. 74-96

White Noise: Performing the White, Middle-Class Family on 1930s Radio

pp. 97-118

In Focus: Performance


pp. 119-122

Kissing as Telling: Some Thoughts on the Cultural History of Media Performance

pp. 123-128

The Mirror of Performance: Kinaesthetics, Subjectivity, and the Body in Film, Television, and Virtual Worlds

pp. 129-136

Nonfictional Performance from Portrait Films to the Internet

pp. 136-141

Adding Up the Gestures: What We See of Harry Lime

pp. 142-149

The Performance of Listening: Samuel Beckett's That Time

pp. 150-155


p. 156

Book Reviews: Performance

Loving Lucy, Performing Biography

pp. 157-162

It's the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television (review)

pp. 162-164

Television Personalities: Stardom and the Small Screen (review)

pp. 165-167

The Factory of Gestures: Body Language in Film (review)

pp. 168-170


p. 171

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