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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Must cinema be condemned to imitation, or can it attain to the Idea? Start reading Badiou and Cinema on your Kindle in under a minute. To return to our earlier medical metaphor, the kind of truth we are interested in must be — at least from the point of view of the State — fundamentally cancerous. Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship – namely, ‘can cinema be thought?

Finally, the author explores in what ways we can rethink the consequences of the fact that cinema thinks. That is the null-set, a multiple of nothing or of the void. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Humphrey Bogart never set foot in the town.


Alain Badiou – – Parrhesia 3: However, if one notices the same inner conflict in the image in Badiou and Deleuze, in many other ways they greatly differ, and it is in this difference that Badiou can be useful to film. Gadiou of contents Introduction: Looking for beautiful books? Undecidability and Choice in Network Cinema.

Badiou and Cinema – Edinburgh Scholarship

The argument basically runs as follows: Thus we locate the necessary conditions for an active theory of truth: From Hiroshima Mon Amour to The Matrixhe provides readings wnd films that mix his own ingenuity with Badiou’s insights into the inessence of cinema. Chapter 3 considers cinema as an onto-logical art, an art which figures the relations of being and its appearing. In this type of cinema, however, absences are not felt; they are pragmatically eschewed.

In such great works the truth is extracted but the art itself is hardly subtractive.

Alex Ling, Can Cinema Be Thought: Alain Badiou and the Artistic Condition – PhilPapers

Chapter 1 Presenting Alain Badiou. Charlie Chaplin I have faith in the badiouu. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. In other words, can truth be extracted from all this violence, or is the film simply littered with images of extremity? In Casablanca the subtractions are easily absorbed into the form.


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. In answering these questions, he 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.

As Dogville pushes into the further reaches of elimination as the film is set in the Rocky Mountains but gets filmed on a European sound stage, so the subtraction becomes a question over form.

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Badiou and Cinema

Are we, however, simply saying nothing other than less is more? It is thus hardly surprising to find that Badiou, when discussing cinema, completely disregards snd the Theoretical and the post-Theoretical camps. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: As learned as it is exciting.

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