The Invisible Body of God: Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man

By Melissa Conroy
Syracuse University


1. As Caine works on a computer model of both the serum and its antidote, a warning "UNSTABLE" in red or a pleasant "STABLE" in green flashes on the computer screen.

2. See Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasure, Narrative Cinema" in Issues in Feminist Film Criticism. Patricia Evans, ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

3. For a good description of this process see Kaja Silverman's chapter on "Suture" in her book The Subject of Semiotics.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

4. Jacques-Alain Miller as quoted in Kaja Silverman's The Subject of Semiotics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. 200.

5. Jay Carr, "Hollow Man." The Boston Globe. Downloaded 8/4/2000.

6. Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book 1, Freud's Papers on Technique 1953-1954.  Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller. Translated by John Forrester.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1988. 168.

7. Lacan, The Seminar, Book 1, 170.

8. Holy Bible.  King James Version, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1984).

9. Lacan, Ethics, 196.

10. Lacan, Ethics, 196.

11. Silverman, 201.

12. Charles Taylor, "Hollow Man." Downloaded 8/4/2000.

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