Alex i o u Ling a d d B an a e m C i n Badiou and Cinema M – LING PRINT .indd 1 09/09/ The camera has been praised for extending the. Some might well feel the same about the presence of Alain Badiou, and the new book Badiou and Cinema. Written by Alex Ling, the. Fully Open Access. Film-Philosophy is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the engagement between film studies and philosophy.

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This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance.

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Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship – namely, ‘can cinema be thought? Our task in this book is accordingly that of working through this symptom, with Badiou as our guide as much as our adversary, in the hope of locat- ing the true power of cinema.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Secondly, he investigates whether cinema can actually think for itself; that is, whether or not it is truly ‘artistic’. Badiou and Cinema Alex Ling Abstract This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance.

Deleuze, Essays Critical and Clinical, p. In Casablanca the subtractions are easily absorbed into the form.


Badiou and Cinema

Grey rays of sun across the grey sky, grey eyes in grey faces, and the leaves of the trees are ashen grey. But what are these new ways? Search my Subject Specializations: Review quote As learned as it is exciting.

Zlex cited in Knowlson, Damned to Fame, pp. Today, however, philosophy begins anew, this much is certain. Is this not why we call the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, Kiarostami and Bela Tarr meditative — as dead time produces thought?

Cinsma Press Scholarship Online. Cinema to start over what theatre began? In the final analysis, however, truth, as the post-Theorist conceives it, remains hopelessly relative, capable of little more than passively reflecting the world in all of its radical plurality.

Thus we locate the necessary conditions for an active theory of truth: Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy, p. Alain Resnais and the Mise-en-Scene of Two; 7. End Matter Bibliography Filmography Index.

Alex Ling has produced a textbook example of how to investigate Badiou’s Platonist Cinema with utter rigor and fidelity. Print Save Cite Email Share. Needless to say, this anti-theoretical backlash is hardly singular to cinema studies, its branches having extended throughout all the humanities.

It is this rupture — similar to the Deleuzian dichotomy yet not at all the same — that we have tried to elucidate in an attempt to escape theory fatigue. It is perhaps the difference between mediation and meditation: If the former often appeals to our sense of collective renewal, the latter allows us to think the un-thought, to find in our inexplicable reactions the chance to create new pathways to thinking.


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Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: This is followed by a consideration of some of the more immediate problems these writings raise, together with a number of questions he leaves unanswered.

For it would appear that the consistent elision in film scholarship of the scene outside of the cave — of the sun qua Badiiu — is symptomatic of the elision of truth per se. Can Cinema Be Thought?

Chapter 4 An Aesthetic of Truth. Thinking Cinema After Deleuze. It opens up the possibility of a truly thoughtful cinema, a cinema aelx thinks events in its own way, beyond the exigencies of both extant film theory and philosophy.

That is the null-set, a multiple of nothing or of the void.

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