Ott, Brian L. "The Visceral Politics of V for Vendetta. On Political Affect in Cinema." In: Critical Studies in Media Communication 27.1 (2010), S. 39–54.
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Keywords: "V for Vendetta", Adaptation, Film, Film adaptation, Lloyd. David, Media effects, Moore. Alan, Politics, Popular culture, Rhetoric, United Kingdom
Collection: Critical Studies in Media Communication
This essay concerns the role of political affect in cinema. As a case study, I analyze the 2006 film V for Vendetta as cinematic rhetoric. Adopting a multi-modal approach that focuses on the interplay of discourse, figure, and ground, I contend that the film mobilizes viewers at a visceral level to reject a politics of apathy in favor of a politics of democratic struggle. Based on the analysis, I draw conclusions related to the evaluation of cinematic rhetoric, the political import of mass art, and the character and role of affect in politics.
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