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Signatures of the Visible By Fredric Jameson

Signatures of the Visible

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One of America's most influential critics explores film and its culture, looking at the relationship between the imaginative screen world and the historical world onto which it is projected.

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Signatures of the Visible by Fredric Jameson

"The visual is essentially pornographic," writes Fredric Jameson, "films ask us to stare at the world as though it were a naked body." In Signatures of the Visible, one of America's most influential critics explores film and the culture surrounding it, interrogating the relationship between the imaginative screen world and the historical world onto which it is projected. By seeking the historical dimension of the visual, Jameson evaluates the power of the filmic form as a vehicle for the critique of culture and the diagnosis of social life. Jameson pursues this investigation through readings of politics, class, allegory, magic realism, and "the historical" in such films as Diva, The Shining, and Dog Day Afternoon. Throughout the book, he is concerned with the relationship between the achievements and limits of contemporary film theory itself, "a relationship," he argues, "which allows one to take the temperature of history itself."

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About Fredric Jameson


Fredric Jameson is Director of the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University.

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GOR002271066
Signatures of the Visible by Fredric Jameson
Fredric Jameson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1992-08-14
262
0415900123
9780415900126
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