Saturday, April 25, 2009

power magic

[...] early movies are ghostly in general, and not just because their favourite subjects included split personalities, doppelgangers and revenants, extrasensory perception and other parapsychological phenomena, but also because of the way that for technical reasons the actors moved in and out of what was still the completely motionless scene around them like ghosts walking through a wall. Most ghostly of all, of course, is the quasi-transcendental gaze cultivated by the male stage actors of the time which found its ultimate expression in film, a gaze that seems to be bent on a life in which the tragic hero no longer has any part.

W.G. Sebald, "Kafka goes to the movies", in Campo Santo, 2005, transl. Anthea Bell, p.165



At 6:34 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

welke philm, o krosse ghaisd? frug compy

At 7:15 am, Blogger Geist said...

ahlen philme von fritzl ang, nebelungen, marbusig, usw.


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