Much of the negative credit for Cyberselfish's outdatedness
, along with its hands-down lousiest ever job of copyediting, must he laid at the door of Borsook's editors.
And yet, although Godard and Godardians may proclaim Moravia's outdatedness
, his novel is fascinatingly prescient of the French director's own political evolution.
The problem of the outdatedness
of his findings and interpretations was anticipated by himself in the last-mentioned chapter (published 1993) where he concludes that "change" had made prostitution more of a "serious gamble" than a game.
Related to the possible outdatedness
of the scenarios is the actual content of the scenarios.
And yet in Beavers's hands such archaism functions rather to allegorize the outdatedness
of his medium; Work Done, for instance, seems to insist on film's embed-dedness in an episteme of manual labor (one sequence noses around a construction site, others compare camera movement to the work of a bookbinder or a European cook) as well as of perceptual defamiliarization (the impossibly slow fall of a chainsawed tree mirrored in the impossibly dilated rhythm of Beavers's montage).