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Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Author: 
Martin-Jones, David

Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity deploys Deleuze's philosophical ideas to examine the construction of national identity across a range of different cinemas. Focusing on 'unusual' constructions of narrative time, the films discussed include: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Terminator 3, Memento, Saving Private Ryan, Run Lola Run, Sliding Doors, Chaos and Peppermint Candy. Each film is examined in light of a major historical event - such as 9/11, German reunification and the Asian economic crisis - and the impact it had on individual nations. This cross-cultural approach illustrates how Deleuze's work ehances our understanding of the construction of national identity in cinema, and enables a critique of Deleuze's at times Eurocentric conclusions

Citation: 
Martin-Jones, David. Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2006. Print.