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Deleuze, Altered States and Film$
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Anna Powell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632824

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.001.0001

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Altered States of Time

Altered States of Time

(p.137) Chapter 4 Altered States of Time
Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Anna Powell

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines altered states of time of the cinematic distortions of space and time via the philosophical thoughts of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explains Deleuze's belief that the interval of the time-image is located in editing, framing, lighting, overlay and uses of cinematic insights to explore the philosophical debates on the nature of time and human consciousness. The chapter provides critical analysis of several relevant films including Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Werner Herzog's Heart of Glass and Jordan Belson's abstract animation Re-Entry.

Keywords:   altered states, space and time, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, human consciousness, Space Odyssey, Heart of Glass, Re-Entry

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