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    Cinematic gesture: the ghost in the machine

    Mulvey, Laura (2015) Cinematic gesture: the ghost in the machine. Journal for Cultural Research 19 (1), pp. 6-14. ISSN 1479-7585.

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    My essay considers the relationship between a gesture and the emotion it conveys as a moment of narrative halt that has an analogical relation to the halt enabled by new forms of spectatorship. It explores this halt as the pause of emotion and the pause for thought. I will also examine how the star system produces an intrinsically “gestural” and “emotive” performance style.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): gesture, Marilyn Monroe, delay, animate/inanimate, cosmetic, living dead
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI), Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 12:05
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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