Montage diversity divides even as it unites the people it represents, making it a telling register of possibilities for social inclusion in American visual culture. Montage effects in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Pepsi-Cola’s 1969 campaign “You’ve Got a Lot to Live” demonstrate the problems that arise in the combination of social diversity and filmic montage, and, because one was the work of avant-garde film artist Slavko Vorkapich and the other of his son Ed Vorkapich, compose a critical genealogy of montage diversity and its implications for social inclusion.

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