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Introduction 5

Chapter One “The Enemy was in US”: Platoon and Sixties
Commemoration 62

Platoon in Production, 1976-1982 65
Public Politics/Personal Authenticity: Platoon from Script to Screen 73
From Vietnam to the Sixties: Promotion and Reception 88

Conclusion 101

Chapter Two “There are a lot of things about me that aren’t what you
thought”: Dirty Dancing and Women’s Liberation

Dirty Dancing in Production, 1980-1987 106
Public Politics/Personal Authenticity: Dirty Dancing from Script to Screen 114
“Have the Time of Your Life”: Promotion and Reception 131
Conclusion 144

Chapter Three Bad Sixties/ Good Sixties: JFK and the Sixties Generation 146

Lost Innocence/Lost Ignorance: Kennedy Commemoration and the Sixties 149
Innocence Lost: Adaptation and Script Development, 1988-1991 155
In Search of Authenticity: JFK’s “Good Sixties” 164
Through the Looking Glass: Promotion and Reception 173
Conclusion 185

Chapter Four “Out of the Prison of Your Mind”: Framing Malcolm X 188

A Civil Rights Sixties 191
A Change is Gonna Come: Producing Malcolm X 200
“Getting the Word Out”: Promotion and Reception 214
Conclusion 227

Chapter Five “That’s all I’ve got to Say about that”: A Tale of Two Sixties in
Forrest Gump 229

Suspicious Minds: The Sixties in 1992 231
For the Good Times: Scripting Clinton/Scripting Gump 235
Public Politics/Personal Authenticity: Forrest Gump, 1993-1994 242
The Sixties Has Left the Building: Promotion and Reception 259
Conclusion 270

Conclusion 272

Bibliography 293

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Bergstein, Eleanor, Dirty Dancing 2nd Draft (September 23, 1985). This script can

be consulted at the Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles.

Lee, Spike, Malcolm X 3rd Draft (April 15, 1991). This script is available for

purchase at several American script retailers. See and Hollywood Book City Script Shop,

17223 Midwood Drive, Granada Hills, California, USA. Web address:

------- 4th Draft (April 1992). Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles.

------- Malcolm X Shooting Script. Published in Lee and Wiley, By Any Means

Necessary, pp. 169-312.

Roth, Eric, Forrest Gump 1st Draft (December 18, 1992). Margaret Herrick Library,

Los Angeles.

Stone, Oliver, The Platoon (June 1984). Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles.

------- The Platoon (April 1985). Available at

------- The Platoon (February 1986). Available at the Lincoln Center for Performing

Arts, New York.

------- The Doors, 2nd Draft (October 1989). Available at Hollywood Book City

Script Shop.

Stone, Oliver and Zachary Sklar, JFK (January 1991).

------- JFK Shooting Script. Published in Stone and Sklar, JFK, pp. 1-185.

Online Resources

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