Screening the Face

  • Paul Coates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  3. Paul Coates
    Pages 24-55
  4. Paul Coates
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 182-195

About this book


Coates presents the face in film as a place where transformations begin, reflecting both the experience of modernity and such influential myths as that of Medusa. This is exemplified by a wide range of European and American films, including Ingmar Bergman's Persona .


America animals Europe experience film knowledge mask metaphor transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Coates
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioCanada

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