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Deleuze and Film

Martin-Jones, David and Brown, William

Deleuze and Film explores how different films from around the world “think” about a diverse range of topics, including history, national identity, geopolitics, ethics, gender, genre, affect, religion, surveillance culture, digital aesthetics, and the body. Mapping the global diversity of this cinematic thinking, Deleuze and Film greatly expands upon the range of films discussed in Deleuze’s Cinema books. Examples include several Asian films – Japan’s most famous monster movie, Godzilla, the colourful Thai western Tears of the Black Tiger, and the Iranian comedy The Lizard – essays on American film noir; recent European art films such as Red Road and The Lives of Others; the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir; alongside focused studies of directors as diverse as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Baz Luhrmann; and Hollywood CGI Blockbusters including Hellboy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Deleuze’s World Tour of Cinema
David Martin-Jones and William Brown

An Imprint of Godzilla: Deleuze, the Action-Image and Universal History
David Deamer

Philosophy, Politics and Homage in Tears of the Black Tiger
Damian Sutton

Time-Images in Traces of Love: Repackaging South Korea’s Traumatic National History for Tourism
David Martin-Jones

The Rebirth of the World: Cinema According to Baz Luhrmann
Richard Rushton

‘There as many paths to the time-image as there are films in the world’: Deleuze and The Lizard
William Brown

In Search of Lost Reality: Waltzing with Bashir
Markos Hadjioannou

The Schizoanalysis of European Surveillance Films
Serazer Pekerman

Fictions of the Imagination: Habit, Genre and the Powers of the False
Amy Herzog

Feminine Energies, or the Outside of Noir
Elena del Río

The Daemons of Unplumbed Space: Mixing the Planes in Hellboy
Anna Powell

Digitalising Deleuze: The Curious Case of the Digital Human Assemblage, or What Can a Digital Body Do?
David H. Fleming

The Surface of the Object: Quasi-Interfaces and Immanent Virtuality
Seung-hoon Jeong

Martin-Jones, David and Brown, William (eds), Deleuze and Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.