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, considered one of America's such a lot influential critics explores movie and the tradition surrounding it, interrogating the connection among the inventive monitor global and the historic international onto which it really is projected. by way 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 prognosis of social existence. Jameson pursues this research via readings of politics, type, allegory, magic realism, and "the old" in such motion pictures as Diva, The Shining, and Dog Day Afternoon. in the course of the booklet, he's thinking about the connection among the achievements and bounds of latest movie thought itself, "a relationship," he argues, "which permits one to take the temperature of historical past itself."

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