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Author Fleming, David H., author.

Title Unbecoming cinema : unsettling encounters with ethical event films / David H. Fleming.

Publication Info. Bristol, UK : Intellect ; Chicago, IL : Intellect/The University of Chicago Press, [2017]


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Description 1 electronic resource (214 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and index.
Contents Introduction: on ethics and evental encounters -- Part I. Exposing and revealing -- Death 24X a haecceity: or Deleuze, life and the ethico-aesthetics of documenting suicide in (and off) The bridge -- Cinema and/as autism: disorder-ing movements from the intellect to intuition, ego to the eco, and 'pre-chunked' perception to in-forming haecceitic 'shapes' (via Deligny and Guattari) -- Part II. Distorting and perverting -- Head cinema as body without organs: on Jodorowsky's Bitter Pill films and their Spinozian parallels -- That's 'really' sick: pervert horror, torture porn(ology), bad-taste and emetic affect in Lucifer Valentine's Unbecoming 'Cinema of repulsions.'
Summary Unbecoming Cinema explores the notion of cinema as a living, active agent, capable of unsettling and reconfiguring a person's thoughts, senses, and ethics. Film, according to David H. Fleming, is a dynamic force, arming audiences with the ability to see and make a difference in the world. Drawing heavily on Deleuze's philosophical insights, as well as those of Guattari and Badiou, the book critically examines unsettling and taboo footage from suicide documentaries to art therapy films, from portrayals of mental health and autism to torture porn. In investigating the effect of film on the mind and body, Fleming's shrewd analysis unites transgressive cinema with metaphysical concepts of the body and mind.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on 11/24/2020).
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language In English.
Subject Sensationalism in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Psychological aspects.
Taboo in motion pictures.
Experimental films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects.
The arts.
Film, TV and radio.
Films, cinema.
ART -- Film & Video.
Experimental films. (OCoLC)fst00918452
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027344
Motion pictures -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027364
Sensationalism in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01896101
Taboo in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01904855
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Unbecoming cinema Bristol, UK : Intellect ; 2017. 9781783207756 (DLC) 2018298589
ISBN 1783207760 (ePDF)
1783207779 (ePUB)
9781783207763 (ePDF)
9781783207770 (ePUB)
1783207752 (hc)
9781783207756 (hc)
Standard No. 9781783207756
GBVCP 1030561133
AU@ 000064568792

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