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Badiou and Cinema$
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Alex Ling

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641130

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion

Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion

(p.190) Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion
Badiou and Cinema

Alex Ling

Edinburgh University Press

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relevance of Alain Badiou's philosophy for the analysis of cinema. It explains that of all the arts, cinema is without doubt the most universal, the most immediate and the most paradoxical, and argues that as a mass art, cinema speaks to humanity in a way that no other art is capable of. The chapter discusses Badiou's idea of cinema as an art that both thinks and rethinks, and suggests that this cinema has yet to appear.

Keywords:   Alain Badiou, cinema, philosophy, mass art, humanity, arts

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