Reel 9Sturm und Drang

(Editorial and Opinion)

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Sc. 1 Introduction

The excerpts reprinted in Reel Nine encapsulate something of the publication’s effort to establish credibility with readers, who would have known perfectly well that MSNL were professionals in motion picture sound, but amateurs in publishing. One agenda shared by the contributing team was to uphold MSNL as a noncommercial alternative to the marketing ballyhoo we observed in slick magazines. Whether promoting big studio blockbusters, the Hollywood star system (and our own generation’s misguided faith in Star Directors) or the cornucopia of new home entertainment hardware, the ...

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