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In ch2 of Window Shopping Cinema and the Postmodern U of California P 1993 Anne Friedberg discusses the relationship between the city modernism film and architecture How do her ideas of modernity particularly her terms machines of vision and machines of mobility relate to 1 or 2 sequences in Tatis Mon Oncle 1958 Anne Friedbergs ideas of modernity - including the mobilization of the gaze amidst the modern city consumerist self-gratification through fetishist agoraphilicism and the dissolution of distinct psychological boundaries and functions separating public and private spaces specifically encapsulated in the terms machines of vision and machines of mobility - can be inexorably applied to sequences in Jacque Tatis Mon Oncle and their interconnectibility can be realized as the epitome of this social machination is observed during the 20 minute sequence of the garden party 5428-7500 at the Arpel residence This leaves us ultimately with the melancholic realization that these machines of vision and machines of mobility which have manifested through the advent of modernization have irrevocably triggered the replacement of the impartial non-materialistic genuinity of the traditional with the pretentious consumerist superficiality of the modern The garden party sequence begins with a visitor to the Arpel household as the greengrocers aged coughing pickup truck pulls up outside the front gate We are exposed to an almost proportionately perfectionist shot - where we see a clean grayscale modern home occupying the top left of the frame a dusty colourful old pickup truck the bottom right and a fence the central barrier between them The contrasting dissonance between the two areas of the frame is symbolic of the differences between modernity and traditionality and maintains a fascinated gaze from the viewer As Friedberg discussed the tourist simultaneously embodies both a position of presence and absence or here and elsewhere of avowing ones curiosity and disavowing ones daily life and tourism provides an escape from boundaries it legitimates the transgression of ones static stable or
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