Archives mensuelles : mai 2019

EXCITING IDEAS VS PROFITABLE STORIES: some notes on a text by Lester Del Rey

The recent boom of science fiction and fantasy franchises has led to a rise of spectacular effects to the detriment of intellectual content. The eyes are solicited more than the brain, and the excitement of speculative content is increasingly subordinated … Lire la suite

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AVENGERS ENDCRY CAMEOGAME: the dis-infinity saga

1) STRUCTURE: BLOAT AND MAWK AVENGERS ENDGAME is a disappointing film due to a certain number of structural flaws. Most notably, we may cite its length (the film is too long for the story it tells), its pacing (the story … Lire la suite

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Reading WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? (18): LEARN SPIRITS (Deleuze and Derrida II)

Deleuze and Guattari are not writing their book WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? out of old age as an empirical reality, but in relation to the spectre of old age, which can sometimes and in certain cases accord a « moment of grace … Lire la suite

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Reading WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? (17): Spectres and Personae (Deleuze and Derrida)

We are attempting to read Deleuze and Guattari’s WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? as it asks to be read, concretely, as a text about philosophy as mode of existence. Concretely, that is to say: in dramatised untimely terms of place, time, characters, … Lire la suite

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