The Scattering of Time Crystals: Deleuze, Mysticism and Cinema

Goddard, M N. 2000. The Scattering of Time Crystals: Deleuze, Mysticism and Cinema. In: Mary Bryden, ed. Deleuze and Religion. London: Routledge, pp. 53-64. ISBN 9780415240284 [Book Section]

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This chapter argues that there is a commonality between Gilles Deleuze's theories of cinema and mystical experience. Both mysticism and contemporary cinema involve a disruption of dominant organisations of signs that this chapter explores using the concept of a crystalline regime of signs that Deleuze adapts from Bergson's work on mysticism.

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cinema, mysticism, Deleuze, Bergson, signs, time crystals

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


12 October 2000Published

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