Reconfiguring Love … A Deleuzian Travesty? <i>Leon</i> and a Molecular Politics via the Girl and the Child

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:
Reconfiguring Love … A Deleuzian Travesty? Leon and a Molecular Politics via the Girl and the Child

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This chapter examines the film Leon in the context of Gilles Deleuze's concept of becoming, and explores the Deluzian concept of the girl in relation to becoming-woman. It analyses the film through a molar reading and in relation to aesthetic molecularities, and addresses micro-political questions in the film. The chapter shows how the molar elements of film theory can work alongside newly created ideas developing from Deleuzian ideas, a molecular paradigm.

Keywords: Leon; Gilles Deleuze; concept of becoming; becoming-woman; aesthetic molecularities; micro-political questions; film theory; molecular paradigm

Chapter.  9006 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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