David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Deleuze Studies 5 (2):275-299 (2011)
Taking a schizoanalytic approach to audio-visual images, this article explores some of the radical potentia for deterritorialisation found within David Fincher's Fight Club (1999). The film's potential for deterritorialisation is initially located in an exploration of the film's form and content, which appear designed to interrogate and transcend a series of false binaries between mind and body, inside and outside, male and female. Paying attention to the construction of photorealistic digital spaces and composited images, we examine the actual (and possible) ways viewers relate to the film, both during and after screenings. Recognising the film as an affective force performing within our world, we also investigate some of the real-world effects the film catalysed. Finally, we propose that schizoanalysis, when applied to a Hollywood film, suggests that Deleuze underestimated the deterritorialising potential of contemporary, special effects-driven cinema. If schizoanalysis has thus been reterritorialised by mainstream products, we argue that new, ‘post-Deleuzian’ lines of flight are required to disrupt this ‘de-re-territorialisation’
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
David Bordwell (1996). Convention, Construction, and Cinematic Vision. In David Bordwell Noel Carroll (ed.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. University of Wisconsin Press. 87--107.
William Brown (2009). Man Without a Movie Camera, Movies Without Men: Towards a Posthumanist Cinema? In Warren Buckland (ed.), Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies. Routledge. 66--85.
Antonio R. Damasio (1999). The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. Harcourt Brace and Co.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nancy Bauer (2005). Cogito Ergo Film: Plato, Descartes, and Fight Club. In Rupert Read & Jerry Goodenough (eds.), Film as Philosophy: Essays on Cinema After Wittgenstein and Cavell. Palgrave Macmillan.
Patricia Pisters (2003). The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory. Stanford University Press.
Nancy Bauer (2011). The First Rule of Fight Club. In Thomas Wartenberg (ed.), Fight Club. Routledge.
George M. Wilson (2011). Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies. Oxford University Press.
Ian Buchanan (2009). Becomings. Is a Schizoanalysis of Cinema Possible? In David Norman Rodowick (ed.), Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze's Film Philosophy. University of Minnesota Press.
Gregory Currie (1995). Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Cambridge University Press.
Robert Sinnerbrink (2011). New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images. Continuum International Pub. Group.
David E. W. Fenner (2001). Virtues and Vices in Film Criticism. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (2):309-322.
Nadine Boljkovac (2011). Signs Without Name. Deleuze Studies 5 (2):209-240.
Patricia Pisters (2011). Synaptic Signals: Time Travelling Through the Brain in the Neuro-Image. Deleuze Studies 5 (2):261-274.
Andrew Kania (2002). The Illusion of Realism in Film. British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (3):243-258.
Elspeth Kydd (2011). The Critical Practice of Film: An Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan.
Laurie Shrage (1990). Feminist Film Aesthetics: A Contextual Approach. Hypatia 5 (2):137 - 148.
Hanjo Berressem (2011). Actual Image || Virtual Cut: Schizoanalysis and Montage. Deleuze Studies 5 (2):177-208.
David Norman Rodowick (ed.) (2009). Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze's Film Philosophy. University of Minnesota Press.
Added to index2011-06-01
Total downloads18 ( #78,313 of 1,089,047 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,722 of 1,089,047 )
How can I increase my downloads?