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Ethology of Death

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...A love of life which can say yes to death.As anyone minimally familiar with the films of Takeshi Kitano knows, the most notable characteristic of these films is their pervasive engagement with violent death. It will be the purpose...

Positive Negation in Lost Highway

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

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...Luminous Gloom When asked about the inspiration behind Lost Highway, Lynch claimed that meditation can often lead to a film’s major ideas. In practicing this kind of meditation, one simply starts thinking and then allows one idea...

Bare Life

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...We live in a world which is generally disagreeable, where not only people but the established powers have a stake in transmitting sad affects to us. Sadness, sad affects are all those which reduce our power to act. The established powers...

Blue Velvet and Paradoxical Chastity

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

Book chapter

...The Play of Light and Dark In an interview, Lynch once remarked on the subject of Blue Velvet. When asked about the film’s ambiguous ending, he claimed that the main theme of this film is partial apprehension. Whenever we perceive things...

Introduction From Violence to Forces: Extreme Cinemas as Ethological Experimentation

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...There is, then, a philosophy of “life” in Spinoza: it consists precisely in denouncing all that separates us from life, all these transcendent values that are turned against life, these values that are tied to the conditions and illusions...

The Disease of Morality

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...What matters is to affirm the movement of errance and hospitality . . . the force of the outside—against the sedentary, paranoid disposition of consensual community, not only because the community form . . . is sick, but because its control...

Extinction

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Marxist premise that we cannot save the world ecologically until capitalism is dealt with, should be questioned, and reversed: as long as we imagine life and the world to be primarily anthropogenic, or emerging from human meaning...

Physics of Violence, Folds of Pain

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As it focuses on the pain involved in scenarios of sexual difference and desire, this chapter concerns itself with the most intimate instances of negative affects and forces in this study. But, despite their intimate tone, Rainer W....

Sacred Sensuality in Wild at Heart

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

Book chapter

...Love among the Ruins Soon after making Wild at Heart, a film loosely based on Barry Gifford’s novel of the same name, a reporter asked Lynch what inspired him about the story. Lynch’s answer was immediate and clear. He was most drawn, he...

Real Dreams in Mulholland Dr.

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

Book chapter

...The Dream Detective In an interview conducted near the release of Mulholland Dr., Lynch offered a clue for understanding his most enigmatic of movies. Lynch was asked if he at times enjoyed “teasing or mystifying the viewer.” After...