Abstract

Abstract:

Cinematic narrative can only function through recourse to social stereotypes that function as the mediators of the relationships that spectators have with the pro-filmic world. Modern cinema has contributed greatly to the bringing forth of various issues in this process, a process that is fundamental to all artistic endeavours. The work of Todd Solondz, clearly an important part of this emancipatory tradition, is based in an ambivalent and extremist usage of stereotypes, which give the work its critical and poetic value. In his film Palindromes, Solondz puts a series of aesthetic and narrative processes into place in order to define the apparent object of the stereotype, all the while recognising its inevitably foundational quality in cinematic fiction. This article offers a study of these processes in the light of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of difference, particularly their concept of "(de) territorialisation."

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Additional Information

ISSN
2561-424X
Print ISSN
0847-5911
Pages
pp. 62-81
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Open Access
No
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