This episode features lots of great content to get you through your flight to Montreal. First we talk with Jon Lewis about his classic Cinema Journal article from 2000 about “How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood." Then media policy scholar Danny Kimball fills us in on the FCC's big network neutrality decision. Finally, after the most implausible segue in recorded human history, Casey McCormick and Eric Powell give you an invaluable guide to Montreal for the upcoming SCMS conference; check out their interactive map of restaurants and other sites here.
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Cinema Journal Classics: Jon Lewis: "How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood"
Jon Lewis at Oregon State
Jon's article "'We Do Not Ask You to Condone This': How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood" (PDF preview here)
The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture
Hollywood v. Hardcore: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry
This Film is Not Yet Rated on Wikipedia (trailer on YouTube)
Inside Deep Throat on Wikipedia (trailer on YouTube)
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)'s official website and on Wikipedia
The Hollywood Blacklist
The Hollywood Ten
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
The Screen Actors Guild
Hollywood Black Friday (beginning of the Warner Brothers’ strike, 1945)
The Disney animators’ strike, 1941
The America First Committee
The SAG strike and Emmy Awards boycott, 1980
“Kevin Spacey’s Tribute Revives Angry Feud Over Stanley Kramer’s Role in the Blacklist”
Jonathan Foreman on Wikipedia and at the New York Post
Eric Zinner, NYU Press, on Twitter
SCMS Montreal Conference Preview
Google Map of all the places mentioned in this segment
Casey McCormick at McGill and her blog, Virtual Casey
Eric Powell's blog, Electricity is Magic
Casey's post "10 Things You Need to Know about Montreal Before #scms15"
Jonathan Sterne's blog, Super Bon!
"Hello Montreal" (more info here)