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Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity
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Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

David Martin-Jones


This book challenges the traditional use of Deleuze's philosophy to examine European art cinema, exploring how Deleuze can be used to analyse national identity across a range of different cinemas. Focusing on narrative time, it combines a Deleuzean approach with a vast range of non-traditional material. The films discussed are contemporary and popular (either financial or cult successes), and include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Terminator 3, Memento, Saving Private Ryan, Run Lola Run, Sliding Doors, Chaos and Peppermint Candy. Each film is examined in light of a major historical eve ... More

Keywords: Deleuze, European art cinema, national identity, cult, 9/11, German reunification, Asian economic crisis, cinema, North American films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622443
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Martin-Jones, author