How Now Christian Metz?

or: Giant Leaps Forward in Film Theory: “Similarly, running around a structure buried deep beneath Antarctica (it’s colder underground) without a hat for an extended period of time is ridiculous. And fighting an alien on the surface of Antarctica without a hat or a coat is beyond insane.” (Matthew Yglesias on Alien vs Predator)

(ps the value of theory is when it can connect to what ppl already want to do with eg cinema and tunnel further, to deepen or to undermine or to drain or to channel away or whatever; the problem of theory is when it sets up a hopelessly inane strawman version of “what ppl already want to do with eg cinema” and tunnels from there) (translation: this post is neither anti-metz nor anti-yglesias)

(pps haha “dwelve”)