Sunday, 6 December 2009

Dancing Shadows. George Stevens. Swing Time


[The following is quotation. Image credits below. Many thanks to the source.]



Dancing Shadows
George Stevens
Swing Time


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



the center of gravity passes outside his slight body, floats beyond him, and defies verticality, rolls crosswise, and follows a line which is now only that of his silhouette, his shadow or his shadows, to the extent that it is his shadows which dance with him (Stevens's Swingtime) [Deleuze Cinema 2, 1989:59a]

le centre de gravité passe hors de son corps mince, flotte hors de lui, défie la verticalité, tangue, parcourt une ligne qui n'est plus que celle de sa silhouette, de son ombre ou de ses ombres, si bien que ce sont ses ombres qui dansent avec lui (« Swing time » de Stevens) [Deleuze Cinéma 2, 1985:83cd]


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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.


Image obtained gratefully from:
http://www.seraphicpress.com/archives/friday_flickers/


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