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Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Film Theory in Practice Cover image: Coda 67 Utopia 67 Utopia: Money, Belfort tells us, is his real drug, and we then see the bare bones of his rise to fame, starting with a job where he is taken under the wing of the hedonistic Mark Hanna, who snorts coke at three- martini lunches and suggests masturbation as a counter to the cerebral work of selling stocks.
Now his selling genius holds him in good stead for, instead of the 1 percent commission made selling blue-chip stocks, here brokers earn a 50 percent commission.
Belfort assembles a team of salesmen from his motley crew of friends: Attention from outside his circle comes from two directions: The ilm ends with Belfort, as in real life, back on his feet as a motivational speaker. Is the libidinal excess of The Wolf of Wall Street an indictment of the rich, a post-Occupy Wall Street allegory, a moral critique, or is the ilm merely a vapid pop culture artifact, complete with the violence, misogyny, and consumerism utterly typical of contemporary American entertainment?
Fundamentally, a Jamesonian critique will always be both immanent and symptomatic. Immanent in the sense coming out of Hegel and the Frankfurt School, which is to seek to interpret a cultural object on its own terms, inding the contradictions inherent in a philosophical or literary project, rather than holding it up to an external standard. Symptomatic in a post-Freudian sense, that reads the ilm or text for what is repressed or excluded, but not to make a psychoanalytic argument with respect to individual psyches or traumas, and instead with the goal of arriving at a social critique embedded in that ilm or text.
For Jameson, ilms and other cultural objects always make possible a Utopian critique or account of the historical present. Pakula, are attempts, respectively, to negotiate American postwar history, or to critique capitalism via the mob, or to think about class in our mediatized present, or even to think about global capitalism as a totality via representations of conspiracy.
If The Godfather was a mob ilm that was really about corporate capitalism, perhaps The Wolf of Wall Street is a Scorsese gangster ilm in the guise of an indictment of inance capital. Jeff James Stewart is a photographer who is laid up in his apartment because he broke his leg taking pictures at an auto race. He starts to think the man across the way Raymond Burr has murdered his invalid wife. But no one believes him.
Jeff is like a member of the movie audience, and the view out his window is his cinema. We see Jeff looking, then we see what he sees, and then we see his reaction.
The struggle for interpretation, in turn, can be thought of as the primary emphasis of cultural Marxism over the past century: It is no accident, for example, that Jeff is not only a photographer, but a photographer who cannot work. That is, his labor is now, for capitalism, useless. And yet he will still use his tools: And then that turn on the part of cinema to its own allegory would, Jameson argues, tell us something about how we collectively work out, or struggle for, an interpretation.
In lieu of a genuine class struggle, mid-century America argues about the movies. This argument, this interpretation of The Wolf of Wall Street, will be made in iner detail in the book that follows. But it is necessary irst to introduce some basic elements in that argument, following the structure of the book series: A brief sketch Fredric Jameson is an American academic, born in Cleveland in and educated at Haverford College, where he studied with Wayne Booth, and at Yale, where he worked with Erich Auerbach.
Both of these scholars were interested in the forms of narrative: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act , this last one of his most inluential concepts and, indeed, books. As noted, while Jameson writes on ilms from different national and regional traditions, I focus here on his essays on popular American ilm. Hollywood movies are reiied, are mere commodities, which is an important fact that one should never let go from our sight: Above and below: That is, a horror ilm or a detective novel offers us the security of an expectation, a contractual obligation that the object will not turn into a comedy or a romance.
This repetition is a degraded form of the genres of yesterday the epic, the landscape painting , which existed in a previous historical period, but it is also a dialectical counterpoint to high culture, to the repetition to be found in tedious video art or the insistence-through-repetition of Gertrude Stein. We must pay attention to the economics of ilm, as well as to its genres, which have metastasized in the past twenty or thirty years.
But this attention to the selling of movies should also, for Jameson, be accompanied by an interpretation of the ilm that seeks out its Utopian message or formal agenda. By this we can understand Jameson to mean two different things: Then, those very constraints, or hermeneutic dificulties of the ilm, constitute a signal of the challenges inherent in understanding, and thereby organizing to overthrow, contemporary capitalism. But where he breaks with the orthodox Freudian tradition which we can think of in a pop culture way with the classic Woody Allen movies of the s: But this last connection seems to be more one of left collegiality than actual theoretical solidarity: Jameson seeks, that is, to connect the forms of postmodernism self-relexivity, blurring of high and low, latness of affect to contemporary, globalized, information-society capitalism.
But this is not to say that for Jameson old-fashioned radical politics are out of the question: But, and not only in Archeologies, he inquires into representations of an ideal form of work, into the ways in which Utopias will be spatially constrained in some kind of island or enclave, and at different times will make the rather startling claim that all ideologies are in some way Utopian, whether they seek to argue for a different way of life and thus are critiques of the present day or merely depend on a form of hope.