Remembering Nora Sayre

Authors

  • John J. Simon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-053-05-2001-09_4

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Abstract

What follows is a chapter from Nora Sayre's Running Time: Films of The Cold War (The Dial Press, 1982). We reprint it here not only to mark the untimely death of its author on August 8, but because it is a good example of a kind of radical cultural analysis distinguished by incisiveness as well as clarity, and, unfortunately, not often seen. In this selection, Sayre not only provides a critical examination of films that resisted the post-blacklist conformity of Hollywood, but she places them in the context of both larger social and historical forces, and the evolving corporate pressures of the movie business.

Published

2001-10-04

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