We would argue that this way of organising affectivity was dominant in L's Vector Two symptoms and in her empty, affectless
Nonetheless, Maggi succeeds in defining as a religious writer a man whose images of sodomy, coprophilia, and affectless
sexual cruelty made him the bane of Italy's Roman Catholic Church and socialist government.
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.
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.
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.
Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is affectless
and lovely as Seurat's neglected mistress Dot.
It's just flat, affectless
, anti-poetry climaxing in soft drivel.
His usual modus is to have his characters constantly (and apropos of nothing) analyze cultural, philosophical, and political figures and movements at opinionated length, interspersing these exegeses with lots of vigorous but affectless
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.
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