• The Camera Shot and the Gun Sight

    Author(s):
    Anne Eakin Moss (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Film-Philosophy, Film Studies, Soviet and Russian history and culture
    Subject(s):
    Film (history and studio), Film and politics, Film theory, Soviet film, Studio-era Hollywood
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ent4-ep23
    Abstract:
    This article examines the link posited by Virilio and others between the camera shot and gun shot, arguing that this link operates differently in the context of Soviet vs. Western fantasies of agency, community and technology. Comparing THE LOST PATROL (USA 1934, John Ford) with TRINADTSAT (THIRTEEN, UdSSR 1936, Mikhail Romm), it asks what kind of relationship films from this era strove to establish between the viewer and the gun shot on screen. The ideological and stylistic differences between the films make visible divergent fantasies of agency, community and technology.
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    Status:
    Published
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