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InanimationTheories of Inorganic Life$
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David Wills

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698820

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.001.0001

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The Audible Life of the Image

The Audible Life of the Image


(p.229) 8 The Audible Life of the Image

David Wills

University of Minnesota Press

Jean-Luc Godard’s cinema can, by his own admission, be understood to be searching for a visual music. This chapter examines moments in Week-end, In Praise of Love and Our Music where the image-sound operates on what Deleuze refers to as the “cinematic threshold” of (im)perceptibility, as a function of a “powerful, non-organic Life which grips the world.”

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, imperceptibility, cinematic threshold, image-sound, visual music, Weekend, In Praise of Love, Our Music, Jean-Luc Godard

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