Friday, 13 November 2009

Dance of Dreams. Vincente Minnelli. American in Paris

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Dance of Dreams
Vincente Minnelli
American in Paris


Gilles Deleuze

Cinema 2: The Time Image
Cinéma 2: L'image-temps

Chapter III. From Recollection to Dreams: Third Commentary on Bergson
Chapitre III. Du souvenir aux rêves (troisième commentaire de Bergson)

3c: The Implied Dream': movements of world
3c: Le « rêve impliqué » : les mouvements de monde


If musical comedy gives us in an explicit way so many scenes which work like dreams or pseudo-dreams with metamorphoses (Singing in the Rain, Band Wagon, and especially Minnelli’s An American in Paris), it is because it is entirely a gigantic dream, but an implied dream, which in turn implies the passage of a presumed reality in the dream. [Deleuze Cinema 2, 1989:59bc]

Si la comédie musicale nous présente explicitement tant de scènes fonctionnant comme des rêves ou de pseudo-rêves à métamorphoses (« Chantons sous la pluie », « Bandwagon », et surtout « Un Américain à Paris » de Minnelli), c’est parce qu’elle est tout entière un gigantesque rêve, mais un rêve impliqué, et qui implique lui-même le passage d’une réalité supposée au rêve. [Deleuze Cinéma 2, 1985:84a]


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Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2: The Time Image. Transl. Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. London & New York: 1989.

Deleuze, Gilles. Cinéma 2: L'image-temps. Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1985.


The image is a painting by an artist named Dave. His main site is here. And his blog is here. The image is from:




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