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Communication Department
CINEMA, Center For Aesthetic Research On Audiovisual Media
Predoctoral researcher
Barcelona. The main objective of this thesis is to analyze, in the selected cinematographic expressions, the visual motif of the whale in relation to the political metaphor of Leviathan. I suggest that the presence of this visual motive shows a continuity of the Leviathan State paradigm in the western political imaginary that questions the alleged overcoming of violence as a legitimate means in the current capitalist democracy. Somehow, if the monster is always lurking, we continue to live in a deep politics of fear. And where there is fear there will be no peace.