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Literally, surgical stitching. In psychoanalytic film theory, a metaphor for the ‘stitching’ of a spectator into the narrative illusion, notably through the use of the shot/*reverse shot technique (which makes the spectator alternately the subject and object of the look). See also cinematic apparatus; continuity editing; imaginary.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.


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