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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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Strange Days – Deleuzian Sensations

Strange Days – Deleuzian Sensations

(p.180) Chapter 9 Strange Days – Deleuzian Sensations
Deleuze and Cinema

Barbara M. Kennedy

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines Kathryn Bigelow's film Strange Days in relation to Gilles Deleuze's concept of sensations. It suggests that although this film is indeed violent, critiques of the aestheticisation of violence failed to consider how the film impacts, vibrates, and connects through its aesthetic resonances as a powerfully moving canvass outside its representational images. The chapter explains that the film offers an experience of a neo-aesthetic engagement which impacts on the consciousness through brain/mind/bodily assemblages.

Keywords:   Strange Days, Kathryn Bigelow, Gilles Deleuze, sensations, violence, aesthetic resonances, representational images, consciousness, assemblages

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