Unsettling Encounters With Ethical Event Films
Fleming, David H.
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Unbecoming Cinema constitutes a welcome addition to texts that provide a film-philosophical perspective on films that otherwise take on and involve difficult subject matter, including in this case suicide, autistic worldviews, hallucinatory aesthetics and vomit-gore. The book in effect argues successfully and intelligently that even though hard to watch, many of these films can provide for viewers an opportunity to come to a renewed understanding of self and world. As a result, the author takes on difficult topics, but brings them to life in an exciting, philosophical fashion that also asks readers to rethink what it is that constitutes cinema.
KeywordsMedia and Communications; Alejandro Jodorowsky; Autism; Gilles Deleuze; Suicide; Vomiting
Publication date and placeBristol, 2017-04-28