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Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780520210820
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0001
Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After

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This introductory chapter discusses Lawrence of Arabia. It first tries to understand the power this film has in touching many people's lives. It then discusses dialectical criticism, subjectivity, and the relationship of the work of art to its technological production and economic contexts, in relation to Lawrence of Arabia. It takes note of the multiple and critical spectator positions in the film before presenting an outline of some of the following chapters.

Keywords: Lawrence of Arabia; dialectical criticism; subjectivity; technological production; economic contexts; work of art; spectator positions

Chapter.  9919 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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