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Badiou and cinema, Alex Ling

Label
Badiou and cinema
Title
Badiou and cinema
Statement of responsibility
Alex Ling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance. Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship - namely, 'can cinema be thought?' Treating this question on three levels, the author first asks if we can really think what cinema is, at an ontological level. Second, he investigates whether cinema can actually think for itself; that is, whether or not it is truly 'artistic'. Finally he explores in what ways we can rethink the consequences of the fact that cinema thinks. In answering these questions, the author uses well-known films ranging from Hiroshima mon amour to Vertigo to The Matrix to illustrate Badiou's philosophy as well as to consider the ways in which his work can be extended, critiqued and reframed with respect to the medium of cinema
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ling, Alex
Dewey number
791.4301
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.L56 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Badiou, Alain
  • Motion pictures
  • Badiou, Alain
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Motion pictures
Label
Badiou and cinema, Alex Ling
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Texts; Introduction: Gorky's Maxim; CHAPTER 1 Presenting Alain Badiou; CHAPTER 2 Can Cinema be Thought?; CHAPTER 3 In the Kingdom of Shadows; CHAPTER 4 An Aesthetic of Truth; CHAPTER 5 An Instant or an Eternity: Thinking Cinema After Deleuze; CHAPTER 6 Alain Resnais and the Mise en Scène of Two; CHAPTER 7 The Castle of Impurity; Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Control code
703222346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748677245
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0ts1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703222346
Label
Badiou and cinema, Alex Ling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Texts; Introduction: Gorky's Maxim; CHAPTER 1 Presenting Alain Badiou; CHAPTER 2 Can Cinema be Thought?; CHAPTER 3 In the Kingdom of Shadows; CHAPTER 4 An Aesthetic of Truth; CHAPTER 5 An Instant or an Eternity: Thinking Cinema After Deleuze; CHAPTER 6 Alain Resnais and the Mise en Scène of Two; CHAPTER 7 The Castle of Impurity; Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Control code
703222346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748677245
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0ts1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703222346

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