by Nico Baumbach


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Nico Baumbach revisits the much-maligned tradition of seventies film theory to reconsider: What does it mean to call cinema political? He explores how cinema can condition philosophy through its own means, challenging received ideas about what is seeable, sayable, and doable.

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ISBN-13: 9780231184229
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Series: Film and Culture Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nico Baumbach is associate professor of film and media studies at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Politics of Film Theory and Its Discontents
1. Cinematic Equality: Rancière and Film Theory After Althusser
2. Cinema’s Thought: Badiou and the Philosophy of Cinema After Deleuze
3. Cinema as Emergency Brake: Agamben and the Philosophy of Media After Benjamin
4. Rethinking the Politics of the Philosophy of Cinema

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