Deleuze and cinema : the film concepts /

"Gilles Deleuze published two radical books on film: Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image. Engaging with a wide range of film styles, histories and theories, Deleuze's writings treat film as a new form of philosophy. This cineĢ-philosophy offers a startling new way of...

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Main Author: Colman, Felicity, 1967-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2011.
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In this compelling book, Colman (Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK) applies Deleuzian film philosophy to both classic and contemporary cinema. Outlining the key concepts and themes of Gilles Deleuze's two books on cinema--Cinema I: L'image-mouvement (1983, Eng tr., Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, CH, Jan'87) and Cinema II: L'Image-temps (1985; Eng. tr., Cinema 2: The Time Image, CH, Mar'90, 27-3793)--Colman delineates the concepts in broad as well as Deleuzian terms. She shows how Deleuze uses the concepts and reveals the concepts' function. Key concepts include movement, perception, montage, affect, action, time, and politics. This is the kind of introductory analysis and clearly explicated conceptual work that will appeal to undergraduate students of film, media, philosophy, and postmodern theory. The book may very well serve as a blueprint for future philosophically oriented media analysis. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates. M. Uebel University of Texas

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