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Nicholas Forster

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 Screen

The process of identification is at the heart of Gilberto Perez’s 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.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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