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Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Anna Powell


This book offers a typology of altered states, defining dream, hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression, and presenting altered states films as significant neurological, psychological and philosophical experiences. Chapters engage with films that simultaneously present and induce altered consciousness, and consider dream states and the popularisation of alterity in drugs films. The altered bodies of erotic arousal and trance states are explored, using haptics and synaesthesia. Cinematic distortions of space and time, as well as new digital and fractal directions, ... More

Keywords: dream, hallucination, memory, trance, ecstasy, cinematic expression, altered consciousness, alterity, drugs, erotic arousal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632824
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Powell, author