The Time Warner Conspiracy: JFK, Batman, and the Manager Theory of Hollywood Film

@article{Christensen2002TheTW,
  title={The Time Warner Conspiracy: JFK, Batman, and the Manager Theory of Hollywood Film},
  author={Jerome C. Christensen},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={591 - 617}
}
Formed in 1989, after the fall of theWall, which had symbolically segregated rival versions of the truth, Time Warner, the corporate merger of fact and fiction, was deeply invested in a vision of American democracy gone sour and sore in need of rescue. That investment is most salient in two films: Batman, released in 1989 during themerger negotiations betweenTime Inc. andWarner, and JFK, the signature filmof the neworganization. Iwill argue thatBatman and JFK are corporate expressions: the… Expand
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