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War and Cinema The Logistics of PerceptionFrom the synchronised cameramachine guns Cinema The PDFEPUB #235 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 military War a. Virilio is deeply schooled in the continental philosophical tradition phenomenology in particular Knowing this is important to why he approaches war as a sort of cinematic achievement With the existence of the phenomena bracketed all we are left with is what we perceive of it Cinema or television are how the overwhelming majority of us experience war and conflict in our era very few have the entirely different experience which comes from the front lines Since our experience of war is mediated through this form an accurate understanding of what war is and has become must pay careful attention to this War and Cinema is an attempt to do precisely that

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DOWNLOAD è War and Cinema The Logistics of Perception Ì [PDF / Epub] ✑ War and Cinema The Logistics of Perception ☄ Paul Virilio – Insolpro.co.uk 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 developedA of writers from Apollinaire to William Burrroughs and Cinema The MOBI #245 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 and Cinema The Logistics of ePUB #187 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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Nd PDFEPUB or 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 along with views on war and cinem. Deftly and convincingly argues that photographycinema influenced war and vice versa which in turn distorted our perception into deliriumThere is no war then without representation no sophisticated weaponry without psychological mystification Weapons are tools not just of destruction but also of perception that is to say stimulants that make themselves felt through chemical neurological processes in the sense organs and the central nervous system affecting human reactions and even the perceptual identification and differentiation of objects A well known example is the Stuka or Junker 87 the German dive bomber of WW2 that swept down on its target with a piercing screech designed to terrorize and paralyse the enemy It was completely successful in this aim until the forces on the ground eventually grew used to it For men at war the function of the weapon is the function of the eye war is cinema and cinema is war