|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 194-212) and index.
|aIntroduction: Intuition/Image/Event: 'Beckett's Peephole' as Audio-Visual Rhizome -- Thinking the Unthinkable: Time, Cinema and the Incommensurable -- Beyond Percept and Affect: Beckett's Film (1964) and Non-Human Becoming -- From 'Dialoghorrhea' to Mental-Image: Comédie (1966), Not I (1977) & What Where (1986) -- Matter and Memory: The Image as Impersonal Process in Eh Joe (1966), Ghost Trio (1977), and ...but the clouds' (1977) -- How to Build a Desiring Machine: Quadrat I + II (1981) -- Video-body, Video-brain: Nacht und Träume (1983) as Tele-Visual Event -- Conclusion: The Incommensurable Unnameable: Beckett, Deleuze and the Birth of the Event.
|a"An expressive dialogue between Gilles Deleuze's philosophical writings on cinema and Samuel Beckett's innovative film and television work, the book explores the relationship between the birth of the event - itself a simultaneous invention and erasure - and Beckett's attempts to create an unrepresentable space within the interstices of language as a (W)hole. While focusing specifically on Film (1964), the television adaptations of dramatic works such as Play, Not I and What Where, as well as the made-for-TV productions of Eh Joe, ..but the clouds..., Ghost Trio, Quad I & II and Nacht und Träume, this book is more than an exploration of Beckett's TV work through a specific Deleuzean filter. More importantly, it is also an opportunity to re-examine Deleuze's Cinema 1 and 2 - specifically the affect- and time-images - through Beckett's specific audio-visual "peephole." Given Beckett's obvious compatibility with Kafka and minor literature, this study contextualizes his television work in relation to Deleuze's writings on cinema as a whole, and by extension, the ontology and semiotics of film and televisual language."--Publisher's website.
|aBeckett, Samuel,|d1906-1989|vTelevision adaptations|xCriticism and interpretation.
|aDeleuze, Gilles,|d1925-1995|xCriticism and interpretation.