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Signatures of the Visible


"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 ...

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Signatures of the Visible
2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415771610

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Signatures of the Visible
1992, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415900126

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