Facebook: (I don't like your face ...)

Kristen Kreider, James O'Leary

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Face Book (‘I just don’t like your face ...’) couples image stills from the 1964 crime film, The Killers, with textual quotations selected from the book Wise Blood by Flannery O’Conner. The Killers, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story of the same name, stars Ronald Reagan in his last ever acting role before entering politics – and the only screen role in which Reagan starred as a villain. The image still selected from the film are all close-ups of Reagan’s face. Wise Blood is O’Conner’s first novel, originally published in 1952. The quotations selected all make reference, in some respect, to a face.

Juxtaposing the visual and poetic images of ‘face’, we nuance the meaning of both while generating an alternative narrative structure out of the book’s sequencing of pairs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUnnameable Press
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)978-1-908602-00-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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