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