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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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The Castle of Impurity

The Castle of Impurity

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(p.160) Chapter 7 The Castle of Impurity
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Badiou and Cinema
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Alex Ling

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0007

This chapter summarises the findings of the previous chapters into fifteen theses on impurification and cinema, listing the key characteristics of cinema as an art. It examines the disparate cinemas of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard in terms of the peculiarly cinematic knot they tie between art and politics, and suggests that they both epitomise the idea of cinema being a mass art.

Keywords:   impurification, cinema, art, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Goddard, art and politics, mass art

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