Racism is something that people can transcend through friendship.
VINCENT F. ROCCHIO, Reel Racism
Traditional psychoanalytic film theory emphasizes the construction of apparently unified subjects through discourse, but fails to establish the historically specific basis of continuity between identifications and language necessary for maintaining subject unity at the site of the Other (A): the introjection of specific cultural norms and values as a basis of identity which determines the subject's ability to identify symbolically. The primary role that Symbolic identification exercises in securing Imaginary pleasure establishes culture as the fundamental mode of reception in the intersection between text and subject. The analysis of textual operations must therefore conduct itself through the prism of the historical spectator: the identity the text addresses--through culture--to construct a unified subject.
VINCENT F. ROCCHIO, Cinema of Anxiety: A Psychoanalysis of Italian Neorealism