Critical haunting

Hoi Lun Law*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A distinctive feature of Haunted Memory is its evocative interplay between voice-over and visual that suspends the viewer – not unlike the curious-child in Víctor Erice’s films – in a position between understanding and non-understand-ing. This article explores how the practice of the audio-visual essay presents an opportunity to exploit critical uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalShort Film Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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  • Critical uncertainty
  • Editing
  • Meta-criticism
  • Rhetoric
  • The audio-visual essay
  • Voice-over


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