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Clare O’Farrell’s blog on books, TV, films, Michel Foucault, universities etc. etc.

Cinéma et philosophieCinéma et philosophie by Juliette Cerf

Juliette Cerf, Cinéma et philosophie, Cahiers du cinéma, 2009

This is an interesting short book about the treatment of philosophy in film. It refers notably to Bergson, Deleuze and Godard, Bresson. It includes a photograph of Foucault as a judge in Moi Pierre Riviere as well as many other interesting photos. The author discusses the appearance of real life philosophers in film and films as philosophy – from the perspective of French philosophy (as opposed to the more common perspective of analytic philosophy when it comes to film). It is an interesting read on this front.

The book is not suitable as a textbook for undergraduate students or as an introduction to philosophy using film.

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