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Un’assenza nel paesaggio

Governamentalità e commodificazione in A.K.A. Serial Killer

Eugenio De Angelis    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

In autumn 1968, Nagayama Norio killed four people and was dubbed ‘the hand-gun serial killer’ by the media. The following year a collective led by Adachi Masao shot the experimental documentary film A.K.A. Serial Killer on the subject, leading to a debate on the magazine Eiga hihyō about the approach they used, which would be called fūkeiron, ‘landscape theory’. Starting from the Foucultian concept of governmentality, the article explores how the film documents the transformations taking place in Japan at the end of the high-growth era, producing a critique of media representation of violence and documenting the progressive homogenisation and commodification of the landscape.

Pubblicato
21 Aprile 2023
Accettato
24 Novembre 2022
Presentato
30 Agosto 2022
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-702-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-701-2

Keywords: Adachi MasaoAKA Serial KillerGovernmentalityDocumentaryFūkeiron

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