Albert Serra's The Death of Louis XIV (2026) according to Deleuze's concept of affection-image (30/12/2018)

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

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This paper will conceptually apply and analyze Gilles Deleuze’s concept of affection-image, using The Death of Louis XIV (2016), to determine what the affection-image depicts and how it depicts it. Deleuze’s concept is singular in its reconceptualization of the close-up shot where he removes the dimensions, i.e. size and scale, of the shot from its definition and instead argues that the meaning of the shot depends upon the value (quality and power) it manifests. Deleuze calls this value ‘the affect’, and ‘the affect’ is the singular requirement for an image to be categorized as affection-image.
keywordsthe face, the close-up, the affection- image, The Death of Louis XIV
copyrightIJFMA 2018 (by-nc-nd)
placeFilm and Media Art Department/ Lusófona University
publisherInternational Journal of Film and Media Arts
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