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Infinite Summer • View topic - Himself's many, many surgical operations (pg 30-31)

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 Post subject: Re: Himself's many, many surgical operations (pg 30-31)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:58 am 
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The hyphen between "priapistic" and "entertainment" links the words as a compound adjective, and I think "priapistic-entertainment cartridge" might mean that Jim has a pornographic cartridge in his head.


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I remain partial to the more strictly old-school theatre definition of "mise-en-scene," already mentioned above, where it means the actual stuff on the stage. In which case, JOI's phrase might be as simple as just a sort of internal automatic camera (again, as already mentioned). But, of course, in a book where the relation between things and language about things is always troubled, another possibility is that this is JOI's attempt to short circuit/get around his own de facto interpretive contribution to what he films.

Y'know the term that got pounded into me in a bunch of film classes in college that I basically never see used anymore but that still seems useful to me? Diegesis. In film, it means the world or reality of the film's narrative and characters itself/themselves. I think the classsic easy example is that dialogue is diegetic and soundtrack scoring is "extra-diegetic." Anyone else have that word stuck in their head?


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