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Author Powell, Anna.

Title Deleuze, altered states and film / Anna Powell
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 211 pages)
Contents Acknowledgements -- INTRODUCTION: ALTERED STATES, AFFECT AND FILM. Mixed planes and singular encounters: methods -- Critical contexts -- Altered states: menu. -- THE DREAM MACHINE. Spellbound -- Schizoanalysis, becoming and film -- Dreams in Anti-Oedipus -- Deleuze Bergson and dreams -- Ultra-confusional activity: dreams and Un chien andalou -- The dreamer entranced: meshes of the afternoon -- Waking dreams: Fire walk with me -- Fire walk with me -- Worlds out of frame -- Beyond the flashback: recollections, dreams and thoughts -- From dream-image to implied dream: the cinema of enchantment and The tales of Hoffmann. -- PHARMACOANALYSIS. Altered states: the return of the repressed -- Casteneda and becoming-primitive -- Creative (d)evolution -- Becoming anti-matter -- Tuning in, turning on, dropping out: The trip and Easy rider -- The camera as drug: Easy rider -- The breakdown: Trainspotting and Requiem for a dream -- Black holes and lines of death: Requiem for a dream -- Counter-actualisation: two kinds of death -- Inauguration of the pleasure dome: narcotic multiplicity -- Dancing in the light: ecstasy in Human traffic -- Conclusions: pharmacoanalysis and the great health. -- ALTERED BODY MAPS AND THE CINEMATIC SENSORIUM. Sensational cinema -- Images of sensation -- Stan Brakhage and the art of vision -- Dog star man: connection to the cosmos -- Flicker -- The flicker: stroboscopic film -- Yantra and lapis: analogue trance -- Sensational sex -- Fuses -- Performance: erotic home movie -- Strange days: sex in the head. -- ALTERED STATES OF TIME. Sculpting in time: Deleuze, Tarkovsky and Stalker -- Bergson's time: movement and duration -- Deleuze's time-image -- Entrancing time: the crystal-image and altered states in Heart of glass -- The crystal-image -- Agitation of the mind -- Crystal and cloud -- Liquid crystal: Stalker -- Donnie Darko: incompossible worlds -- Deflecting time's arrow -- 2001: a time odyssey -- A prehistory of consciousness -- Jupiter and beyond the infinite -- Insert: the abstract time-image -- Time in a room. -- CONCLUSION: BECOMING-FRACTAL. Virtual states/actual implications -- Forms of thought or creation. -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. Works cited -- Electronic resources -- Filmography. -- Index
Summary This text offers a typology of altered states, defining dream hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression. It presents altered states films as significant neurological, psychological and philosophical experiences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-199) and index
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Subject Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Altered states of consciousness -- Motion pictures
Altered states of consciousness.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748632409 (electronic bk.)
9780748632404 (electronic bk.)