Signatures of the Visible

Signatures of the Visible

Fredric Jameson


"The visible is essentially pornographic," writes Fredric Jameson, "films ask us to stare on the global as if it have been a unadorned body." In Signatures of the Visible, one among America's such a lot influential critics explores movie and the tradition surrounding it, interrogating the connection among the creative monitor global and the ancient international onto which it's projected. by means of looking the historic measurement of the visible, Jameson evaluates the facility of the filmic shape as a automobile for the critique of tradition and the analysis of social lifestyles. Jameson pursues this research via readings of politics, category, allegory, magic realism, and "the old" in such movies as Diva, The Shining, and Dog Day Afternoon. in the course of the e-book, he's interested by the connection among the achievements and bounds of up to date movie thought itself, "a relationship," he argues, "which permits one to take the temperature of historical past itself."

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