Anita — systematically dressed in the regime of the traditional idiom

Review of Anita — a short fiction film written/directed by Sushma Khadepaun Karl Jaspers defines boundary situations in which real situations become all-encompassing or transcendental situations. Gilles Deleuze in his Cinema books, pronounces limit-images as Jasperian boundary situations in which a situation or action becomes transcendental. Situation and actions resolve into one another to form the […]

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Mukul Haloi’s Ghormua

Film: Ghormua Director: Mukul Haloi Duration: 25 mins Language: Assamese Award: Winner of the Cinema Experimenta Award at SiGNS   Gilles Deleuze defines a crystalline-image as that image in which the transparent actual image and the opaque virtual image simultaneously exist. For Deleuze, when Scottie in Alfred Hithcock’s Vertigo makes Judy into Madeleine he has juxtaposed the […]

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Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Aafrah Ratein: Photographed theatre or cinematography?

In A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (D&G) define the machinic assemblage as having different speeds, slownesses and intensities on the Body without Organs. They go on to deconstruct the machinic assemblage: a machine is anything that can be plugged into, whereas the assemblage is that which “deterritorializes” the becoming (flows). The point […]

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