Between the Lines | Criticism

Tammara Webber
This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Between the Lines.
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Although Between the Lines is loaded down with silly dialogue, a poorly developed plot line, and fatuous characters who deserve everything negative that happens to them, the film some-how ends up as a convincing demonstration of why "underground" publications can't—or won't—defend themselves against overground money. Silver shows amateur journalists in a state of mutually destructive hostility. The moral is clear: People who are too disorganized to handle personal problems and hangups haven't got a prayer against a highly organized invader armed with dollars….

Between the Lines never really deals with the complex relations between management and labor in the world of underground journalism, although it does point out that the "outsider" qualities which attract writers to underground papers almost guarantee that they will be unable to organize against a takeover attempt by the straight press. The Mainline succumbs with hardly a whimper. The editor, who early...

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