Cinema

Cinema

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For Alain Badiou, films think, and it is the task of the philosopher to transcribe that thinking. What is the subject to which the film gives expressive form? This is the question that lies at the heart of Badiou's account of cinema.

He contends that cinema is an art form that bears witness to the Other and renders human presence visible, thus testifying to the universal value of human existence and human freedom. Through the experience of viewing, the movement of thought that constitutes the film is passed on to the viewer, who thereby encounters an aspect of the world and its exaltation and vitality as well as its difficulty and complexity. Cinema is an impure art cannibalizing its times, the other arts, and people ? a major art precisely because it is the locus of the indiscernibility between art and non-art. It is this, argues Badiou, that makes cinema the social and political art par excellence , the best indicator of our civilization, in the way that Greek tragedy, the coming-of-age novel and the operetta were in their respective eras.
ISBN: 9780745655680
0745655688
Branch Call Number: 791.4301 BADIO
Characteristics: x, 269 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Badiou, Alain

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eusebius
Feb 20, 2016

Badiou just isn't a film critic. His prose is turgid, and I don't blame the translator for this. Don't bother with this.

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