We would argue that this way of organising affectivity was dominant in L's Vector Two symptoms and in her empty, affectless
Sadly, even the sex scenes here have a certain affectless
quality because they are not essentially connected with the characters.
A line early in the poem seems to summon the threatening torments of DT'S, as if inherent to the very nature of Saenz's night: "The night, its feelers twitching in the distance." A later line insinuates this affectless
darkness even more intimately: "the body that inhabits you is nothing more than the darkness of your body." Such total darkness, unclouded by the language and expectations of traditional mysticism, is all the closer to being transparent for being opaque, all the more suffused with light for being so dark.
At once tragic and affectless
, these thorny images might also be read as metaphors for Los Angeles and its culture of fame, which tends toward a strange mixture of exhibitionism and isolation.
These are almost always quiet listeners, seemingly affectless
, even disengaged.
(Interestingly, his title is a reference to Alan Clarke's Elephant, a stark cine-prose-poem about violence in Northern Ireland.) The violence is all the more disturbing for being filmed in such an affectless
, un-dramatic way.
Shot in a neonoir style, its hero is Thomas Flynn, an affectless
Brooklyn hipster who's written his own alternate history of 9/11.
Sexuality is devoid of love and desire and is nothing more than an "empty signifier in the affectless
code which constitutes the consumer language" (p.
Here are four of my favorites: Robert Mitchum as the seductive, affectless
serial killer with the letters spelling "LOVE" and "HATE" tattooed on the fingers of his hands, in "The Night of the Hunter" (1955); Anthony Hopkins as the genteel cannibalistic psychiatrist, Dr.
Such losses, he argues, forced a vigorous examination of British activities abroad--especially in India, where transgressing individuals like Warren Hastings ("affectless
The story "In the Fifties," for example, features a largely affectless
first-person narrator who splices matter-of-fact vignettes in the manner of a newsreel ("I witnessed an abortion"; "I wrote literary essays in the turgid, tumescent manner of darkest Blackmur"; "I knew a professor of English who wrote impassioned sonnets in honor of Henry Ford") together with unsentimental reports of human suffering ("A lot of young, gifted people I knew in the fifties killed themselves.
It's just flat, affectless
, anti-poetry climaxing in soft drivel.
In a situation where the puppet is not being ventriloquized and the actor is speaking for him to an interlocutor, this identification produces an oddly affectless
exchange among the characters.
"Julia had described her as affectless
, a person on whom nothing made an impact anymore." In coming to grips with the play, Katigbak questioned her director, Chay Yew, about Catherine's inner state of emotional withdrawal.
But I have been hired to write a review, and therefore, dutifully, I ask: What kind of character would betray the love of a dog for the sake of affectless