An Instant or an Eternity: Thinking Cinema After Deleuze

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641130
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652631 | DOI:
An Instant or an Eternity: Thinking Cinema After Deleuze

Show Summary Details


This chapter investigates the relation of Alain Badiou's philosophy of cinema to that of Gilles Deleuze, reconsidering how space and time operate in cinema, whereby cinema figures as an art whose foremost concerns lie with disappearance and re-temporalisation. It highlights Badiou's recognition of the problem that the visual arts present to philosophy and discusses Deleuze's opinion that cinema-ideas are irreducible to any communication, where communication is understood as the transmission and propagation of information.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; philosophy of cinema; Gilles Deleuze; space and time; re-temporalisation; visual arts; cinema-ideas

Chapter.  11855 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.