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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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In the Kingdom of Shadows

In the Kingdom of Shadows

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(p.55) Chapter 3 In the Kingdom of Shadows
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Badiou and Cinema
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Alex Ling

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0003

This chapter considers cinema as an ontological art or an art that figures the relations of being and its appearing, explores the intricacies of Alain Badiou's set-theoretical ontology and his more recent logical phenomenology, and explains a new ontology of cinema. It reviews Samuel Beckett's 1965 Film and argues that it was a work concerned less with subjectivity than with objectivity.

Keywords:   cinema, ontological art, being, appearing, Alain Badiou, set-theoretical ontology, Samuel Beckett, Film, subjectivity, objectivity

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