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.
There are some clever moments in "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off " but not enough to compensate for its outdatedness
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).