Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Gettin' Down to Zero. Jerry Lewis. The Patsy




Gettin' Down to Zero
Jerry Lewis
The Patsy


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)

3g: Lewis and Tati
3g: Lewis et Tati


And even the way he walks seems like so many misperformed dance steps, an extended and recommenced 'degree zero', with every possible variation, until the perfect dance is born (The Patsy) [Deleuze Cinema 2, 1989: 62d]

Et même sa démarche semble autant de ratés de danse, un « degré zéro » prolongé et renouvelé, varié de toutes les manières possibles, jusqu'à ce que naisse la danse parfaite ( « The Patsy ») [Deleuze Cinéma 2, 1985: 88b]

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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.


1 comment:

  1. 'Patsy' ia a great play on words and other social 'formations' but that guys sure knew how to move , to dance.

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