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"Socialist-realist gaze," linking gaze and socialist realist literary thoughts,refers to the visual communication of heroic figures on the external points off the screen in shooting Chinese revolutionary films. Such gaze,being invisible and with shared sight,returns to Jacques Lacan's gaze theory because of its intersubjective functioning. During its generation and function, socialist-realist gaze breaks the limitation of pictorial space,extends the boundary of screen as a "quilting point," and connects characters and audiences with ideological truth. As a performative image behavior,it arouses and strengthens the empathy between the viewers and the hero.


gaze, socialist-realism, image behavior, visuality