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Deleuze and Cinema
by Kara Keeling

The following selection of film clips from films discussed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze were compiled in the Fall of 2009 by the participants in Professor Kara Keeling's Critical Studies graduate seminar on Deleuze and Culture at the University of Southern California.

Throughout his cinema books, Gilles Deleuze refers to various films in order to illuminate what they make available to thought, given the theoretical approach to cinema Deleuze develops in his work with film.  The selection of clips available here are from films referenced by Deleuze.  The commentary that accompanies them have been written as part of the course requirements for Professor Kara Keeling's advanced graduate seminar on Gilles Deleuze and Culture.

 

They are made available here for use by others working with Deleuze's Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image.  In the spirit of Critical Commons, others are invited to add clips, commentary, or other contributions to our engagements with Deleuze's cinema books.

Seven Samurai and Deleuze by Kurosawa Akira (1954) a clip from Kurosawa Akira's Seven Samurai that Deleuze mentioned in his writing
Umberto D and Deleuze by Vittorio De Sica (1952) a clip from Umberto D that Deleuze mentioned in his writing
The Great Dictator and Deleuze by Charles Chaplin (1940) a clip from The Great Dictator that Deleuze mentioned in his writing
Intolerance and Deleuze 1 by D.W. Griffith (1916) The first clip from Intolerance regarding Deleuze's mention in his writing
Story of a Love Affair and Deleuze by Michelangelo Antonioni (1950) a clip from Story of a Love Affair that Deleuze mentioned in his writing
The Lady from Shanghai and Deleuze by Orson Welles (1947) a clip from The Lady from Shanghai that Deleuze mentioned in his writing
Passion of Joan of Arc and Deleuze by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1928) The clip from Passion of Joan of Arc that Deleuze mentioned in his writing.
Samuel Beckett's Film and Deleuze 2 by Samuel Beckett (1965) a Clip from Samuel Beckett's Film that Deleuze mentioned in his writing.
Samuel Beckett's Film and Deleuze by Samuel Beckett (1965) a clip from Samuel Beckett's Film that Deleuze mentioned in his writing.
The Crowd and Deleuze by King Vidor (1928) The clip is from The Crowd that Gilles Deleuze mentioned in his writing.