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(II) A treatise on Shakespeare is incubating. Contents forthcoming.

(II) Producing Forms of Cinematic Capital: On Movement, Circulation and Thought. The textual project now contains 100,000 words. The endeavor finds creative inspiration in Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, in Pierre Bourdieu’s social theory, in Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of cinema and in Jacques Lacanian-Slavoj Žižekian theoretical psychoanalysis. The study aims both to differentiate new forms of capital in the cinematographic image, and to find new non sadistic and non authoritative ways of inhabiting the cinematic frame. This technique would be in the service of a new form of circulating and movement force, ‘un-power’ The study assesses the interconnection of ‘un-power’ with the concepts of silence and the unconscious, all three of which illumine the special function of cinema for the twenty-first century. Objects analyzed include movies from the following vanguard directors of international narrative film: D.W. Griffith, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Orson Welles, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais and Terrence Malick.