Title: Speech Act
Authors: Van Gelder, Hilde ×
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Abstract: Following up on his meticulous dissection of the Apple laptop (in Dear Steve), Herman Asselberghs now turns his attention to another global popular consumer product: Avatar, the most expensive and highest-grossing film ever. By way of an elaborated interior monologue taking on the form of a film studies class, Speech Act covers a complex of themes well beyond cinema concerns. As the acme of mainstream culture, James Cameron's sci-fi epic turns out to provide ample fodder for a critique of triumphant transparency, impressively delivered by the established Brussels actor Willy Thomas.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AOR
Type: Film
Appears in Collections:Art History, Leuven
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