David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780748622443
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651085 | DOI:

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This chapter introduces the different definitions of time that are found in Gilles Deleuze's cinema texts, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image, and looks at the debate surrounding how the movement-image and the time-image interact. In spite of the increasing manipulation of narrative time in recent cinema, the reterritorialising strength of the movement-image ensures its continued dominance. This conclusion is reached via an examination of the way history and identity are explored through narrative time, and the implications of this for the construction of national identity. In particular, the chapter makes reference to Homi K. Bhabha's ‘DissemiNation’ for the insights it offers concerning narrative, time and the narration of national identity.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; cinema; time; movement-image; time-image; history; national identity; narrative; Homi K. Bhabha

Chapter.  13870 words. 

Subjects: Film

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