Posted by: glue | October 14, 2008

Allegory: the wHole

The entire Western Tradition relevant to Avatar is latent within this scene from Modern Times.



Allegorical hooks:

1–Site:  Department store (commodities).

2–The Hole (abyss, void)


4– Rollerskating (trajectory)

5–for a “gamin” (Paulette Goddard)

6–Charlie Chaplin as Little Tramp

7–in a movie– FX

8–YouTube clip

9– cited in a blog

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