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War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception Paperback – July 17, 1989
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couldn’t make much sense of war and cinema at the start of it. though, throughout i began to unwind what he was trying to do.
virillio was interpreting cinema as having profound influence on war itself and vice versa; cinema beginning as tools to assist war and then eventually light itself becoming the weapon. it’s undoubtedly pretentious in it’s language and certainly overreaching conceptually at times, but again the concepts presented in war and cinema are absolutely mind-bending which kept me reading; that is, his attempts to view war from such a perspective was ballsy enough for me to keep reading and I’m glad i did.
i think the last chapter of this book is alone worth reading. he really had his work cut of for him and it seems he did his research; again it actually was fun to read at times and intellectually tickling.
he constantly reminds the reader of the elimination of time and space through cinema which is fun to think about and something i hadn’t really considered. i think i tried to hard to determine whether his argument was “true” or not, whether cinema had in fact influenced war to such a degree. eventually, i read out of pure curiosity because the argument is so difficult to make, but yet he still tries to make it and it’s fun to think about.Read more ›