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Deleuze and CinemaThe Aesthetics of Sensation$
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Barbara Kennedy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780748611348

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.001.0001

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Reconfiguring Love … A Deleuzian Travesty? Leon and a Molecular Politics via the Girl and the Child

Reconfiguring Love … A Deleuzian Travesty? Leon and a Molecular Politics via the Girl and the Child

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(p.193) Chapter 10 Reconfiguring Love … A Deleuzian Travesty? Leon and a Molecular Politics via the Girl and the Child
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Deleuze and Cinema
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Barbara M. Kennedy

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.003.0010

This chapter examines the film Leon in the context of Gilles Deleuze's concept of becoming, and explores the Deluzian concept of the girl in relation to becoming-woman. It analyses the film through a molar reading and in relation to aesthetic molecularities, and addresses micro-political questions in the film. The chapter shows how the molar elements of film theory can work alongside newly created ideas developing from Deleuzian ideas, a molecular paradigm.

Keywords:   Leon, Gilles Deleuze, concept of becoming, becoming-woman, aesthetic molecularities, micro-political questions, film theory, molecular paradigm

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