Between the affection and the action-image, Deleuze locates the impulse-image. The pantheon of impulse-image directors consists of Erich von Stroheim, Luis Buñuel, and Joseph Losey. This course examines in detail the co-ordinates of the impulse-image: originary worlds, derived milieux and the related signs, symptoms and fetishes. It also explores the difficult of locating cinema wholly within the realm of the impulse-image. Originary worlds and elementary impulses abound in contemporary television; this course takes a look at the hereditary tradition of impulses at work in classical cinema as identified by Gilles Deleuze in Cinema 1: The Movement-Image.
- Deleuze's Movement-Image and the how the Impulse-Image fits within a classical paradigm
- On the Difficulty of Being a Naturalist... the weirdness and strangeness of the impulse-image
- Three Naturalists: Stroheim, Bunuel, Losey
- Time and the impulse: entropy, eternal return, reversal against the self
- Quasi-naturalists; there's no escaping the steepest slope.
DELEUZE, G. Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
Films to be discussed will come from the oeuvres of Erich von Stroheim, Luis Buñuel and Joseph Losey.
Level of Difficulty
Introductory at Graduate level