Introduction: Deleuze's world tour of cinema

Martin-Jones, D. and Brown, W. (2012) Introduction: Deleuze's world tour of cinema. In: Martin-Jones, D. and Brown, W. (eds.) Deleuze and Film. Series: Deleuze connections. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9780748641215

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Abstract

In Deleuze and Film, Gilles Deleuze’s ideas, particularly though not uniquely those outlined in his Cinema books, are taken on a world tour during which they encounter cinemas from around the globe. To paraphrase the title of William Brown’s contribution, the purpose of this tour is to demonstrate that there are as many roads into Deleuze’s film-philosophy as there are films in the world. This collection, then, creates Deleuze and Guattarian assemblages through encounters with films from various countries, and spanning a range of genres. They include: a Japanese monster movie; a Thai western; a South Korean disaster-cum-road movie; Baz Luhrmann’s Australian and American auteur pictures; a popular Iranian comedy; an Israeli animated documentary; transnational European art films; European and American melodramas; American film noir; and two chapters on digitised productions from contemporary Hollywood. The notion of a world tour, albeit a whistle-stop one, is not intended to suggest a tourist’s interaction with different cinemas (the complexities of such encounters being something we discuss below), nor that this collection is intended as a totalising cinematic map of the world. Rather, the tour carries the reader to a (modest) range of different portals, doorways, or pathways into Deleuze’s film-philosophy.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Martin-Jones, Professor David
Authors: Martin-Jones, D., and Brown, W.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISBN:9780748641215
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