The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Performing Arts - 327 pages
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"... less about film than about the psychology of the viewing experience." --American Film

Employing Freudian psychoanalysis, Christian Metz explores the nature of cinematic spectatorship and looks at the operations of meaning in the film text.

  

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Contents

The Investigators Imaginary
17
Identification Mirror
42
The Passion for Perceiving
58
Disavowal Fetishism
69
STORYDISCOURSE A NOTE
89
Notes and References to Part II
98
Perception and Hallucination
109
Degrees of Secondarisation
120
Referential Discursive
183
a Dissymmetrical Symmetry
197
Figure and Substitution
207
Force and Meaning
229
Condensation
235
From the Dreamwork to the Primary Process
245
Barrier or Deviation?
253
Displacement
266

Film and Phantasy
129
The Filmic Visit
138
METAPHORMETONYMY OR
149
Smallscale Figures Largescale Figures
168
Jakobsons Contribution
174
the Lapdissolve
274
Condensations and Displacements of the Signifier
281
ParadigmSyntagmintheTextoftheCure
293
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JSTOR: The Imaginary Signifier
The Imaginary Signifier. Noel Carroll. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 43, No. 2, 211-216. Winter, 1984. The Imaginary Signifier. ...
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The imaginary institution of society,
The imaginary signifier psychoanalysis and the cinema (Metz, Christian) 791.430 19 MET. Imagination in theory culture, writing, words, and things (Barrett, ...
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Other Voices 1.3 (January 1999), Bernd Herzogenrath "On the Lost ...
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Resounding the Cinematic Katy Stevens 2002
1 Christian Metz, The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982) p.42 2 Metz, p.58 ...
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...the OTHER blog...: The Cinematic Wish: Christian Metz and ...
In his essay “Identification, Mirror” from The Imaginary Signifier, Christian Metz talks about the cinema and its roots in the unconscious. ...
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Blue Velvet is difficult to watch. The film, like its teenage protagonist, is representative of that adolescent age where popularity becomes important. ...
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