In recent years, the recognition of Gilles Deleuze as one of the major philosophers of the twentieth century has heightened attention to his brilliant and complex writings on film. What is the place of Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 in the corpus of his philosophy? How and why does Deleuze consider cinema as a singular object of philosophical attention, a specific mode of thought? How does his philosophy of film combine and further his approaches to time, movement, and perception, and how does it produce an escape from subjectivity and a plunge into the immanence of images? How does it recode and utilize Henri Bergson's thought and Andre Bazin's film theory? What does it tell us about perceiving a world in images-indeed about our relation to the world?
These are the central questions addressed in Paola Marrati's powerful and clear elucidation of Deleuze's philosophy of film. Humanities, film studies, and social science scholars will find this book a valuable contribution to the philosophical literature on cinema and its pertinence in contemporary life.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
Marrati's slender but incisive treatment of Deleuze's unification of philosophy with the art of cinema is an indispensable work for new and advanced Deleuze scholars grappling with the thick weave of film analyses cum philosophical expositions... Essential. * Choice *
Beautifully written and expertly translated, Paola Marrati's Gilles Deleuze: Cinema and Philosophy brings much needed clarity to Deleuze's two monumental works on cinema. -- Joe Hughes * Rain Taxi Review of Books *
Readers looking for an introduction to Deleuze's work on cinema will find it in Marrati's evident commitment to precision and her remarkable clarity in the face of a series of notoriously complex texts. -- Alexander Thimons * Scope *
A surprising, rewarding, and insightful text that breaks new ground, Cinema and Philosophy does a great service: it helps us believe in a 'new' and compelling future for Deleuzian studies of film and philosophy. -- Meredith C. Ward * MLN *
Marrati's highly informative and carefully argued book touches on significant elements of the link between cinema and philosophy in Deleuze's work. This is a stimulating, sharp and keenly argued book. * Analysis and Metaphysics *