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extraordinary reverse shot. From the female star (on the screen) the shot reverses to a cinema audience, and, contrary to the conventions of the cinema, portrays the fantasy of a female, speaking spectator/filmgoer (Laura speaks, third function) visible and audible.  Accordingly, Mulvey and Wollen’s other cinema addresses three aspects of gender difference in the second chapter, that of the instance of the director, the actress and the spectator. All three levels appear again like the «palimpsest[s] or multiple Niederschriften» discussed by Wollen, in this case however attributed to the multi-voiced character of the Sphinx, that is, a female genealogy. The third alienation effect undertaken on the image of Garbo is aimed at this triple recoding. However, the new chains of association resulting from this triple recoding were already preformed in orthodox cinema as well as in the myth of the sphinx, or at least were conceivable. For this reason, besides the revolutionary moment, this recoding is characterized by a conservative moment, if in it something of the contemplation of the female star of Classical Hollywood was to be rescued in the film production of the 1970s and in its showing in 2001.