As learned as it is exciting. Alex Ling has produced a textbook example of how to investigate Badiou's Platonist Cinema with utter rigor and fidelity. From Hiroshima Mon Amour to The Matrix, he provides readings of films that mix his own ingenuity with Badiou's insights into the inessence of cinema. Yet Badiou and Cinema is more than simply an illustration of philosophical thought. It opens up the possibility of a truly thoughtful cinema, a cinema that thinks events in its own way, beyond the exigencies of both extant film theory and philosophy.
(John Mullarkey, Kingston University)
About the Author
Alex Ling is Research Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Sydney