1. Murray Smith, "Lars von Trier: Sentimental Surrealist," 119. [return to page 1 of essay]

2. Mark Jefferson, “What is Wrong with Sentimentality?” 519.

3. Robert C. Solomon, “On Kitsch and Sentimentality,” 2.

4. Mary Ann Doane, The Desire to Desire: The Woman’s Film of the 1940s.

5. Anthony Savile, The Test of Time, 237.

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid., 241.

8. Mary Midgley, "Brutality and Sentimentality," 385.

9. Jefferson, "What is Wrong with Sentimentality?" 528.

10. Ibid., 527.

11. Jinhee Choi, “All the Right Responses: Fiction Film and Warranted Emotions.”

12. Joseph Kupfer, "The Sentimental Self," 547.

13. Ibid.

14. Jefferson, "What is Wrong With Sentimentaltiy," 527.

15. Kupfer , "The Sentimental Self," 546.

16. Kristin Thompson, Breaking the Glass Armor: Neo-formalist Film Analysis, 197-217. [return to page 2 of essay]

17. Murray Smith, Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion and the Cinema, 197-207.

18. Smith discusses an aesthetic merit of Eisenstein’s Strike (1925) in a similar way. He claims that the aesthetic virtue of the film, unlike many who attempt to assess in terms of thematic ambiguity or semantic equivocation, should be found in the formal dynamism interacting with the straightforward political message. See his Engaging Characters, 202.

19. Ed S.H. Tan and Nico H. Frida, "Sentiment in Film Viewing," 48-64.

20. Rey Chow, Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films, 18-22.

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