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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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. Sign in to use this feature.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. State University of New York Press. This particular set is subtracted from the conditions of every other set in set theory: Badiou, Infinite Thoughtp.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: On the other hand cinema is a mass art, and can out of its very impurity attract an audience unlike other art forms. In fact, what the post-Theorist designates as truth might be more accurately termed veridicality. Added to PP index Total downloads 20of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 17 27, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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In other words, can truth be extracted from all this violence, or is the film simply littered with images of extremity? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Alex Ling, author More Less. Alain Badioursquo;s philosophy is generally understood to be a fundamentally mathematical enterprise, his principle categories of being, appearing, and truth being themselves thought only though specific scientific events.

Presenting such a totalising structure is of course the principal offence with which post-Theorists charge Film Theory, hence its capitalisa- tion.

Badiou and Cinema

From “Hiroshima Mon Amour” to “The Matrix”, he provides readings of films that mix his own ingenuity with Badiou’s insights into the inessence of cinema. An Aesthetic of Truth; 5. These are questions we have hopefully addressed here, no matter if it might demand an over-simplification and eschewal of many aspects of the book.

Rather, cinema would doubtless suffer the same fate as poetry and theatre and find itself promptly expelled from the Republic. English Choose a language for shopping. No keywords specified fix liing. In some ways these are antithetical notions, but perhaps out of their apparent contradictions come ideas that could be usefully opened up for fresh pathways into film.

Simply, only a thinking cinema can help facilitate the rebirth of philosophy.

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 lung true power of cinema. In the Kingdom of Shadows; 4. Which is of course to ask, on the one hand, if we can really think cinema — what cinema really is — and, on the other, whether or not cinema itself really thinks.


This question, fundamental to our investigation, can be put in various ways. How many who love film are llng caught in the double-bind of seeking a cinema that has a popular capacity to transform the world, and an intimate form of film that subtly changes the way we think?

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Charlie Chaplin I have faith in the cinema. Are we, however, simply saying nothing other than less is more? The immediate consequence of this analysis is a reconsid- eration lig how space and time operate in cinema, whereby cinema figures as an art whose foremost concerns lie with dis-appearance and re-temporalisation.