Download PDF by Garrett Stewart: Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

By Garrett Stewart

The contemporary uproar over NSA dataveillance can imprecise the truth that surveillance has been a part of our lives for many years. And cinema has lengthy been conscious of its power—and strength for abuse.

In Closed Circuits, Garrett Stewart analyzes a extensive spectrum of flicks, from M and Rear Window via The Conversation to Déjà Vu, Source Code, and The Bourne Legacy, during which cinema has articulated—and performed—the drama of inspection’s unreturned glance. whereas mainstays of the mystery, either the act and the know-how of surveillance, Stewart argues, communicate to anything extra foundational within the very paintings of cinema. The shared axis of montage and espionage—with enhancing designed to attract us in and make us disregard the omnipresence of the narrative camera—extends to bigger questions on the politics of an oversight regime that's more and more distant and robot. To this sort of worldwide technopticon, one telltale reaction is a proliferating mode of digitally better “surveillancinema.”

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