Author: Sylvie Magerstädt (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) University of Westminster)
Daniel Frampton’s work Filmosophy can be considered one of the most recent analyses of Gilles Deleuze’s theories on cinema, especially in its relationship to philosophy. But Frampton’s book is more than that. It goes beyond the French philosopher in its argument that film, analogous to philosophy can be regarded not simply as an art form but as thinking itself, a system of thoughts, ideas and memories. He writes that ‘Cinema believes in its objects just as we have a belief about our past. Film can thus possibly help us understand our own forms of memory and recollection.’ (p. 19). That does not mean that film simply is like thinking but rather that it is a form of thinking itself.
How to Cite: Magerstädt, S. (2017) “Book Review: Frampton, Daniel, ‘Filmosophy’, 2006. London: Wallflower, ISBN 1-904764-84-3”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 5(3). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.97