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ERIC Number: EJ946991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Cinema and Choric Connection: "Lost in Translation" as Sensual Experience
Ott, Brian L.; Keeling, Diane Marie
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v97 n4 p363-386 2011
The rise of the new information technologies, and corresponding proliferation of signs, images, and information, has contributed to a growing sense of alienation and dislocation. For many, the contemporary moment is an unending and disorienting sea of sensory-symbolic excesses. "Lost in Translation" is a film addressed to these anxieties. Engaging the film as a sensual experience, we argue that "Lost in Translation" equips viewers to confront the feelings of alienation and dislocation brought on by the sensory-symbolic excesses of (post)modernity by fostering a sense of choric connection. This sense, we demonstrate, is elicited primarily by the film's material (nonsymbolic, aesthetic) dimensions. Drawing on an analysis of the film's aesthetic elements, we conclude by reflecting on the implications for film studies, rhetorical studies, and everyday life. (Contains 123 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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