Unbecoming Cinema: Unsettling Encounters with Ethical Event Films
by David H. Fleming
Intellect Books, 2017
eISBN: 978-1-78320-776-3 | Cloth: 978-1-78320-775-6
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.S284
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43019

Unbecoming Cinema explores the notion of cinema as a living, active agent, capable of unsettling and reconfiguring a person’s thoughts, senses, and ethics. Film, according to David H. Fleming, is a dynamic force, arming audiences with the ability to see and make a difference in the world. Drawing heavily on Deleuze’s philosophical insights, as well as those of Guattari and Badiou, the book critically examines unsettling and taboo footage, from suicide documentaries to art therapy films, from portrayals of mental health and autism to torture porn. In investigating the effect of film on the mind and body, Fleming’s shrewd analysis unites transgressive cinema with metaphysical concepts of the body and mind.

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