>         I am currently working on film commodity theory, in particular the
> idea of the film viewer as consumer.  One area I am exploring is the
> relationship between mirrors (as in the stores) and the screen, and how
> does the narcisisstic gaze play a part in both scenarios.  I'm currently
> drawing a blank on works in film theory which, not only relying on Lacan,
> elaborate on this parallel.  Any suggestions?
On this topics, you might find Anne Friedberg's Window Shopping: Cinema
and the Postmodern (Univ of Calif Press, 1993) useful.
--Hamid Naficy
Rice Univ Dept of Art and Art History
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