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A modern gesture: perpetual motion and screen suspense

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Keywords: Alfred Hitchcock; Charlie Chaplin; F.W. Murnau; Modern Times; Psycho; The Last Laugh/Der Letzte Mann; Walter Benjamin; alienated labour; cinematic gesture; circulation; modernism; modernity; the revolving door

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Sociology at Ryerson University.

Publication date: 2007-10-25

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