Dawson’s Creek S4E6 - “Great Xpectations” (Bruce Seth Green, 2000)
Sergei Eisenstein and Charlie Chaplin.
Ahhhhhhh this interests me because i read that book in 3 days, it’s a WILD RIDE! But isn’t it incredible? It just puts so much in perspective
In an odd way I feel I can justify the slow-going based on the way Jameson frames the usually quite short chapters like concepts in a constellation or model (I think? it seems like this is what he’s up to). But yes! wonderful! I’m so impressed by how thoroughly Adorno-Jameson grounds the theory in the historical movement of capital. It’s like, of course identity and totality are monstrous concepts that gesture to enormous destruction and violence, and that’s precisely why we must insist on thinking through them (we’re still capitalist—that fact hasn’t fundamentally changed!). I’m just love the emphasis on the consequences of thinking and thought.
I’m reading it really slowly and in fits and starts, but this Jameson book on Adorno is seriously rewiring my entire conception of Marxism.
|—||Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics (trans. Fredric Jameson)|
|—||Angela Davis, “Are Prisons Obsolete?” (via chinesekleptocracy)|
Foucault Vs. Chomsky
Have you been in the cinema watching a film, and it’s had an almost supernatural effect on you—elevated you out of your material state?
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Yes, yes. That movie was [Tsai Ming-liang’s] Good Bye, Dragon Inn. Because it brought me back to my home town. It’s the same kind of cinema, and similar kinds of characters, and it made me cry inside. It’s one of the best films for me.