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War and Cinema The Logistics of PerceptionG with views on war and cinema of writers from Apollinaire to William Burrroughs And he finds further fruitful sources of reflection in the history of cinema architecture or the wartime popularity of striptease and pin upThe result is a rich and suggestive analysis for military ‘ways of seeing’ and a disturbing account of how these have now permeated our culture ‘Warsaw Beirut Belfast the streets themselves have become a permanent film set for army cameras or the tourist reporters of global civil war? Read earlier this year I don't care very much for this kind of text—constant namedropping and a non linear argument make for a poor reading experience I felt like I was being bombarded with film titles and names I don't recognize or care for I can see how the connection between the cinematic broadly construed and warfare is an important one to acknowledge and explore But this kind of book isn't my cup of tea I guess

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Litary strategy has been dominated by the struggle between visibility and invisibility surveillance and camouflage Perception and destruction have now become coterminousPaul Virilio one of the most radical French critics of contemporary culture explores these conjunctions from a range of perspectives He gives a detailed technical jistory of weaponry photography and cinematography illuminating it with accounts of films and military campaigns He examines in parallel the ideas of strategists and directors alon A fantastic look at the pairing between war and cinema and how the two feed upon one another This is one of those books that you could read and study and go deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole critically examining all that you know on each topic and uncovering greater and greater links between the two I found myself stopping between chapters to watch old silent movies or talkies that I have missed to get a better understanding of what Virilio was so masterfully revealing to the reader I doubt that there are many modern day philosophers and thinkers that are this versed in both popular culture what we can glean from it and who sound such an important alarm as to a need to change the direction we are devolving I can't recommend the Virilio canon enough and would recommend this one as an early read in your run if you are fascinated by either war or cinema

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Download Ebook ↠ War and Cinema The Logistics of Perception ë × Paul virilio Ù From the synchronised cameramachine guns on the biplanes of World War One to the laser satellites of Star Wars the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence Hiroshima maFrom the synchronised cameramachine guns on the biplanes of World War One to the laser satellites of Star Wars the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence Hiroshima marked one conclusion of this process in the nuclear ‘flash’ which penetrated the city’s darkest recesses etching the images of its victims on the wallsSince the disappearance of direct vision in battle and the replacement of one to one combat by the remote and murderous son et lumiere of trench warfare mi I loved Virilio's damning take on Hiroshima as the ultimate film but I don't recall the book offering anything particularly conclusive as I don't consider the mutual development of technologies as presented in the text to be a proof of anything I will say that I favored the sections that showed how cinema influenced war than the sections on how war influenced cinema as they seemed to examine an ideational rather than a technical impact granted the latter has ideational implications the former came across as an analysis of an analysis which proved doubly engaging Overall the information is interesting and so is how Virilio looks at everything but it doesn't seem to make a definitive point