Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chaplin and the Lacanian Letter

Via Slavoj Zizek:

“He [Charlot] is always interposed between a gaze and its proper object”

“When the letter arrives at its destination, the stain spoiling the picture is not abolished, effaced: what we are forced to grasp is, on the contrary, the fact that the real ‘message,’ the real letter awaiting us is the stain itself.”