Between Nomadology, the War Machine …

.. and the State: A Deleuzian Analysis of the Film, USA the Movie

“Filmed between 9/11 and the beginning of the Iraqi invasion, it’s a unique film, rhizomic its structure, nomadic in its movement. As a document that is part contemporary history, part biography, part morality play, and part allegory, USA the Movie is arguably a significant exploration of “the American” as Deleuzian nomad, and the relationship between American nomadism, capitalism and the global war machine…” — Dion Dennis Ph.D.

[A film] is not an image of the world. It forms a rhizome with the world, there is an aparallel evolution of [film] and the world . . . Always follow the rhizome by rupture; [rhizomes] lengthen, prolong, and relay the line of flight; mak[ing] it vary . . . The rhizome is a map and not a tracing . . . open and connectable in all of its dimensions; it is detachable, reversible, susceptible to constant modification. . .conceived as a work of art, and constructed as a political action . . . (Deleuze and Guattari 11-13, 21)

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2 thoughts on “Between Nomadology, the War Machine …

  1. thank you ! .. updated the links, so that the pdf is also available again.
    Still manticeye (the site which provided the links earlier) is also worth going.

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