<i>Strange Days</i> – Deleuzian Sensations

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:
Strange Days – Deleuzian Sensations

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This chapter examines Kathryn Bigelow's film Strange Days in relation to Gilles Deleuze's concept of sensations. It suggests that although this film is indeed violent, critiques of the aestheticisation of violence failed to consider how the film impacts, vibrates, and connects through its aesthetic resonances as a powerfully moving canvass outside its representational images. The chapter explains that the film offers an experience of a neo-aesthetic engagement which impacts on the consciousness through brain/mind/bodily assemblages.

Keywords: Strange Days; Kathryn Bigelow; Gilles Deleuze; sensations; violence; aesthetic resonances; representational images; consciousness; assemblages

Chapter.  5299 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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