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    Acknowledgments

    We would like to thank Michael Friend, who taught a graduate seminar at the University of Southern California in 1993 where this text was originally written. Shortly after this, we self-published the project on the World Wide Web; however, in the 2000s, the site mysteriously disappeared from the Internet. We approached a variety of university presses about publishing it in e-book form, but all but one balked at the interactive form we were determined to preserve. We are grateful to the University of Michigan Press and editor Aaron McCollough for not only picking up the project but also offering to release it on paper as well. Special thanks to the Academy of Film at Hong Kong Baptist University for granting a development fund, making the paper edition possible.