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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End Matter Bibliography Filmography Index. Now some might claim that such films are reactive.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Chapter 3 considers cinema as an onto-logical art, an art which figures the relations of being and its appearing.

The rejection of such Truth is then hardly surprising. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Nor is this omission rectified in any of the secondary scholarship on his work, the vast majority of which simply ignores the question. Clearly the films I have chosen as my focus vary widely in their phil- osophical interest. On the other hand cinema is a mass art, and can out of its very impurity attract an audience unlike other art forms.

In such great works the truth is extracted but the art itself is hardly subtractive. Cinema to start over what theatre began?

Badiou and Cinema

Product alwx Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x While some serve a primarily illustrative or allegori- cal function The Matrixothers are more immediately philosophically as much as cinematically investigatory Film. In Casablanca ale subtractions are easily absorbed into the form. The immediate consequence of this analysis is a reconsid- eration of how space and time operate in cinema, whereby cinema figures as an art whose foremost concerns lie with dis-appearance and re-temporalisation.


Not really, or not especially — otherwise would we not be including classical Hollywood, with its eschewed sex scenes and tamed violence? Rather, cinema would doubtless suffer the same fate as poetry and theatre and find itself promptly expelled from the Republic.

A Process of Purification: Badiou and Cinema by Alex Ling • Senses of Cinema

In fact, what the post-Theorist designates as truth might be more accurately termed veridicality. In Rohmer it might lie in his refusal to include music in his films and thus to emphasise the thoughts of the characters over their actions. This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance. Get to Know Us.

The pure possibility of changing the sensible beauty of the image.

The argument basically runs libg follows: Obviously not, yet Badiou does seem to suggest that all cinema is by its nature subtractive.

That is the null-set, a multiple of nothing or of the void. Clearly neither Film Theory nor post-Theory come anywhere close to fulfilling these conditions: Cinnema we know from Plato that truth is precisely something that violently breaks with doxa. From Hiroshima Mon Amour to The Matrixhe provides readings of films that mix his own ingenuity with Badiou’s insights into the inessence of cinema.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy, p. Badiou is basically a philosopher interested in inherent notions.

Alex Ling, author More Less. Finally, he explores in what ways we can rethink the consequences of the fact that cinema thinks. Yet the question remains, and it is a bzdiou well worth asking; whether one is tired or energised, fatigued by theoretical discussion or alive to the debate: Applies Badiou’s philosophy to well-known films such as Hiroshima Mon AmourVertigo and The Matrix Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Search my Subject Specializations: Finally, the author explores in what ways we can rethink the consequences of the fact that cinema thinks. 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.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. After all, if one feels the need to take on another thinker from baddiou the field of film studies, we must expect from the philosopher new ways of thinking about the moving image. It is perhaps the difference between mediation and meditation: