Towards another ‘–image’: Deleuze, narrative time and popular Indian cinema

Martin-Jones, D. (2008) Towards another ‘–image’: Deleuze, narrative time and popular Indian cinema. Deleuze Studies, 2(1), pp. 25-48. (doi: 10.3366/E1750224108000147)

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Popular Indian cinema provides a test case for examining the limitations of Gilles Deleuze’s categories of movement-image and time-image. Due to the context-specific aesthetic and cultural traditions that inform popular Indian cinema, although it appears at times to be both movement- and time-image, it actually creates a different type of image. Analysis of Toofani Tarzan (1936) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995) demonstrates how, alternating between a movement of world typical of the time-image, and a sensory-motor movement of character typical of the movement-image, popular Indian cinema explores the potential fluxing of identities that emerge during moments of historical complexity.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Martin-Jones, Professor David
Authors: Martin-Jones, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Deleuze Studies
ISSN (Online):1755-1684
Published Online:01 June 2008

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