is a writer and Lecturer in African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at Yale University. He is currently writing a biography of the actor-director-writer Bill Gunn. He has has been published in outlets including The Village Voice, Film Quarterly, and Shadow and Act.
Every Situation Calls for Its Own Language: Gilberto Perez′s The Eloquent ScreenBy Nicholas Forster
The process of identification is at the heart of Gilberto Perezs posthumously published book The Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film. Perez writes that audiences identify with more than characters, we identify with an action, a situation, an emotion, a motive, an interest, a point of view, something the character represents.