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Film conception has for thus lengthy fascinated about sociological, empirical, and psychoanalytic methods that aesthetic sensibilities appear to have been forgotten. This e-book places the emphasis again on movie as an paintings shape. via discussions of Orlando, The English sufferer, Romeo and Juliet, unusual Days, and Leon, the publication deals a brand new and artistic collusion among Deleuzian philosophy -- in particular Deleuze's principles approximately hope, excitement, sensation, have an effect on, and "becoming-woman" -- and modern movie studies.

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I shall be exploring the idea of an existential integrity: that is, a sense of self which is not premised on a sense of consciousness, in later chapters. I merely add this here to indicate that this question is relevant to the claim of enjoyment outside of subjectivity. The use of the term `impact' is perhaps therefore more useful than enjoyment. 28. One could trace this dualism back to philosophers such as Kant who wrote about this in the Critique of Pure Reason and in the Critique of Judgement.

Feminism/Postmodernism. 9. Seyla Benhabib, `Feminism and Postmodernism: An Uneasy Alliance', in L. ), Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange , p. 17. 10. Post-structuralism is a contemporary theoretical discourse which calls for the dissolution of the fixed and sentient subject. The subject is seen as fluid, mobile, transitional and fragmentary. 11. The debate about subjectivity and its construction is an important debate within the context of this chapter, but I only tangentially position some of the main theorists on this.

Indeed, the very term `body' takes on new and engaging prospects. If the `body' is conceived outside any Cartesian epistemology, then the work of Deleuze must have relevance to a post-feminist pragmatics, within which the concept `body' is yet 26 Deleuze and Cinema: The Aesthetics of Sensation another element in an assemblage of processes. Deleuze and Guattari's notion of the body as a set of continuous flows, energies, organs, processes and affects has to be of relevance to those of us who are trying to rethink `bodies', especially women's bodies, outside any polarisations which have been placed on the body through binary structures of thinking.

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