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Re-Placing "The Day after"

Gregory A. Waller
Cinema Journal
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Spring, 1987), pp. 3-20
DOI: 10.2307/1224905
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1224905
Page Count: 18
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Re-Placing "The Day after"
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Abstract

This essay examines "The Day After" as made-for-TV movie and "special" event and discusses it in relation to two genres: the social problem telefilm and the story of a future nuclear war. Following the tracing of genre(s) in "The Day After" in this manner leads across media and into history and raises certain questions about the complex workings of contemporary American popular genres.

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