The "Janus Interface": A Meditation on the Cosmology of Peter Whitehead

Gordon, Jan B.
September 2011
Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media;Fall2011, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p836
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the cosmology of English filmmaker Peter Whitehead in his films and novels. It explores the theme of resistance in his works based on English writer Thomas De Quincey's transparency theory that constitutes a resistance combined by a self-referentiality. It also explains the resistance to theory which opens an ideological or representational space within one's work and the resistance to the unsolicited epistle which focuses on the evolution of the epistolary novels.


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