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Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: 'Can cinema be thought?' Treating this question on three levels, the author first asks if we can really think what cinema is, at an ontological level. Secondly, he investigates whether cinema can actually think for itself; that is, whether it is truly 'artistic'. Finally, he explores how we can rethink the consequences of a 'thinking' cinema. In addressing these questions, Ling uses well-known films such as 'Hiroshima Mon Amour', 'Vertigo' and 'The Matrix' to illustrate Badiou's philosophy and to consider the ways in which his work can be extended, critiqued and reframed with respect to the medium of cinema.

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As learned as it is exciting, Alex Ling has produced a textbook example of how to investigate Badiou's Platonist Cinema with utter rigour 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, Professor of Film and Television, Kingston University

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Alex Ling is Research Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Sydney.

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