Deleuze and Film (Deleuze Connections) - Edited By: David Martin-Jones and William Brown - Edinburgh University Press, Uk, April 2012

Publication Date: April 2012 - Edinburgh University Press

A wide-ranging collection of essays on the film-philosophy of Gilles Deleuze

Deleuze and Film explores how different films from around the world 'think' about topics like history, national identity, geopolitics, ethics, gender, genre, affect, religion, surveillance culture, digital aesthetics and the body. Mapping the global diversity of this cinematic thinking, this book greatly expands upon the range of films discussed in Deleuze's Cinemabooks.

Key Features

  • Analyses several Asian films, including Japan's most famous monster movie Godzilla, the colourful Thai western Tears of the Black Tiger, the South Korean road movie Traces of Love and the Iranian comedy The Lizard
  • Discusses American film noir, recent European art films such as Red Road and The Lives of Others and Hollywood CGI Blockbusters including Hellboy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Includes a dedicated chapter on the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir
  • Studies host of different directors from Rainer Werner Fassbinder to Baz Luhrmann
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction: 
  • Deleuze's World Tour of Cinema, David Martin-Jones and William Brown
  • 1. An Imprint of Godzilla: Deleuze, the Action-Image and Universal History, David Deamer; 
  • 2. Philosophy, Politics and Homage in Tears of the Black Tiger, Damian Sutton
  • 3. Time-Images in Traces of Love: Repackaging South Korea's Traumatic National History for Tourism, David Martin-Jones
  • 4. The Rebirth of the World: Cinema According to Baz Luhrmann, Richard Rushton
  • 5. 'There as many paths to the time-image as there are films in the world': Deleuze and The Lizard, William Brown
  • 6. In Search of Lost Reality: Waltzing with Bashir, Markos Hadjioannou
  • 7. The Schizoanalysis of European Surveillance Films, Serazer Pekerman
  • 8. Fictions of the Imagination: Habit, Genre and the Powers of the False, Amy Herzog; 
  • 9. Feminine Energies, or the Outside of Noir, Elena del Río
  • 10. The Daemons of Unplumbed Space: Mixing the Planes in Hellboy, Anna Powell
  • 11. Digitalising Deleuze: The Curious Case of the Digital Human Assemblage, or What Can a Digital Body Do?, David H. Fleming
  • 12. The Surface of the Object: Quasi-Interfaces and Immanent Virtuality, Seung-hoon Jeong; 
  • Notes on Contributors; Index.

David Martin-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at The University of St Andrews in Scotland.
William Brown is a Lecturer in Film at Roehampton University, London

Deleuze and Film presents a rich collection of essays that takes Deleuze's work on cinema out of its dominant Eurocentric corpus. Taking us on an inspiring world tour of film analysis and creative conceptual thinking, this book testifies to the continuing productive generosity of Deleuze's film-philosophy, and includes a dynamic range and depth of film scholarship.
This book testifies to the continuing vitality of Gilles Deleuze's Cinemavolumes: they still offer resources to film scholars and theorists today even when they are working on the sorts of films that Deleuze himself never commented on.