Lesli Larson's mention of Raw Deal reminded me of a series of
"escape" films -- which might be interesting in terms of how they
offer a fantasy bribe of operating outside
institutions/institutionalized discourse (or even a self-reflexive
commentary on film as "escape" from the structures of film
form/Hollywood narrative...but that's a casual stretch). Anyway, the
The Great Escape
Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from New York
Escape from LA
A ton of others, I'm sure...
Escape from New York might be the most interesting pomo text to look
at: the city as prison.
-- Mike Arnzen
In "prisons and asylums" ( 5 Feb 97 @ 13:32), Brian Keith Aurand
> 4. I would also be interested in what other people might have done
> with a course like this or with these issues in their thinking and
> in their classes. I have a background in teaching in corrections,
> but I have not done much work with theories of corrections outside
> of Bentham and Foucault.
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"We use up too much artistry in our dreams --
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