December 27, 2005

The Visible

"The visible is essentially pornographic, which is to say that it has its end in rapt, mindless fascination.... Pornographic films are thus only the potentiation of films in general, which ask us to stare at the world as though it were a naked body." (Frederic Jameson, natch)

Good pornographic films surely make us stare at a naked body as though it were the world... (and the visible has no end, of course, but it's easy to see why Our Fred might think it does...).


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