The Quick and the Undead: Visual and Political Dynamics in Blood: The Last Vampire

@article{Bolton2007TheQA,
  title={The Quick and the Undead: Visual and Political Dynamics in Blood: The Last Vampire},
  author={Christopher Bolton},
  journal={Mechademia},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={125 - 142}
}
lms of Oshii Mamoru, political struggle is not only palpable—it is positively sensual. Oshii’s fi lms chart the eff orts of people to make a diff erence or leave a trace in a politicized, mediated world where the importance of the individual is increasingly uncertain. Th e threat to individual agency is represented by political or technological networks that are ubiquitous but also invisible—power structures governing individual lives so completely that the structures themselves escape… 
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