Revisiting Metz: bodiless-character films and the dynamic of desire/fantasy in narrative cinema1

@article{Raz2018RevisitingMB,
  title={Revisiting Metz: bodiless-character films and the dynamic of desire/fantasy in narrative cinema1},
  author={Odeya Kohen Raz and Sandra Meiri},
  journal={New Review of Film and Television Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={16},
  pages={62 - 80}
}
Abstract This article examines the relationship between the dynamic of desire/fantasy, spectatorship, and the embodiment of characters by actors in regard to film’s unique ontology of absence and imaginary presence. This complex relationship is apparent in films that challenge the classical marriage between character and actor – ‘bodiless-character films’ – thus refraining from satisfying the spectator’s desire to see. Bodiless-character films evince the imaginary nature of film, in Metz’s… Expand

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