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A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

 

 

Notes

1. The Help, directed by Tate Taylor (2011; Burbank, CA: Dreamworks &Walt Disney Studios, 2012) DVD. [return to page 1]

2. Kathryn Stockett, The Help (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009).
Internet Movie Database, “The Help.” Online: available
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/business

3. Internet Movie Database, “The Help.” Online: available http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/awards.
Ben Child, "The Help Spurred on to Oscars by SAG Awards Triumph," The Guardian (January 30, 2012). Online: available 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jan/30/
the-help-sag-awards-triumph

4. “Visit Jackson” website, online: available http://www.visitjackson.com.
Rotten Tomatoes, The Help. Online: available
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_help/

5. Tom Long, “60s Story of Racism Richly Told” (Review of The Help), Detroit News (August 10, 2011). Online: available
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110810/
ENT02/108100304/1034/ent02/%E2%80%
9960s-story-of-racism-richly-told

Internet Movie Database, “The Help” and “The Artist.”
Online: available http://www/imdb.com

6. Manohla Dargis, “‘The Maids’ Now Have Their Say” (Review of The Help), The New York Times (August 9, 2011). Online: available
http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/movies/
the-help-spans-two-worlds-white-and-black-review.html

7. Linda Williams, Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011) xiv.

8. Elizabeth Abel, Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010) 226, 233.

9. Long.

10. Dana Stevens, “The Help: A feel-good film that feels kind of icky” (Review of The Help), Slate (August 11, 2011). Online: available http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/
2011/08/the_help.html

11. David Denby (Review [shortened] of The Help), The New Yorker (August 15, 2011). Online: available http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/film/the_help_taylor

12. David Denby, “Maids of Honor (Review of The Help), The New Yorker (August 15, 2011). Online: available
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/
cinema/2011/08/15/110815crci_cinema_denby

13. Siegfried Kracauer, The Mass Ornament (Boston, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995) 291.

14. Kracauer 291-2.

15. Kracauer 295.

16. Denby.

17. “Weekend Update,” Saturday Night Live (October 1, 2011). Online: available nbc.com

18. Kracauer 304.


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