Monday, 14 December 2009

Passioned Insanity. Joseph Mankiewicz. Cleopatra



Passioned Insanity
Joseph Mankiewicz
Cleopatra


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)

2c: The two poles of the flashback: Carné, Mankiewicz
2c: Les deux pôles du flash-back : Carné, Mankiewicz

Finally, in Cleopatra, it is Cleopatra who has become the eternal forking woman, devious, capricious, while Mark Antony (now played by Burton) is simply a prisoner of his insane passion, trapped between the recollection of Caesar and the proximity of Octavian. [51b]

Dans « Cléopâtre », enfin, c'est Cléopâtre qui est devenue l'éternelle bifurcante, la fourchu, l'ondoyante, tandis que Mark-Antoine (maintenant joué par Burton) n'est plus que livré à son amour fou, coincé entre le souvenir de César et la proximité d'Octave. [73d]

[In the clip below we see Mark Antony's insane passion.]


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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.



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