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Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox

Authors: Varndell, D.

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Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze using the framework of Hollywood's current obsession with remaking and rebooting classic and foreign films. Through an analysis of cinematic repetition and difference, the book approaches remakes from a range of philosophical perspectives.

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Daniel Varndell is an independent scholar who teaches cultural and critical theory in English and Film Studies. This is his first book, and it marks the culmination of a long period of research on the subject of repetition and difference in Hollywood cinema. It will be complemented by a shorter, companion piece of work on David Lynch and Deleuze's figure of the 'dark precursor'.

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“Daniel Varndell’s Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox is an innovative book that gets past the usual argument that the original film is the best version and the remake an ill-made copy. … Varndell’s book is a mandatory text for those interested in remakes and Deleuzian film-philosophy. … With Hollywood’s film industry turned into a constant remake production machine, Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox certainly provides a solid framework through which we can understand its implications.” (María Victoria Gomez Vila, Film-Philosophy, Vol. 21 (1), 2017)


"Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox re-makes Deleuze in order to re-think cinematic re-makes. It is a strikingly original piece of work about the paradoxes of the apparent unoriginality of re-makes. It is at once an elegant repudiation of a number of bad readings of Deleuze (particularly by Badiou and Zizek) and a vitally fresh contribution to the field of cinema studies." - Ian Buchanan, Editor, Deleuze Studies

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40860-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137408600
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40859-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48834-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 219
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