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<i>Orlando</i> – Deleuzian Landscapes of Immanence

Barbara M. Kennedy

in Deleuze and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780748611348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.003.0006
Orlando – Deleuzian Landscapes of Immanence

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This chapter examines Sally Potter's film Orlando in the context of Gilles Deleuze's concept of the plane of immanence. It explains that this film narrates the historical account of Orlando's journey through time as both male and female, and suggests that Potter's intention was to present a feminist text which exemplified constructions and patriarchal constrictions of societies across generational boundaries. The chapter presents a pragmatic and post-feminist formulation of the aesthetics of the film through a Deluzian framework.

Keywords: Orlando; Sally Potter; film; Gilles Deleuze; plane of immanence; feminist text

Chapter.  9236 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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