Posted on May 31, 2012 at 8:04 am in Books, Criticism, Film, Literature, philosophy, Writers | RSS feed
Are you familar with House of Leaves? The author (wicked too lazy to look up how to spell his last name right now) did work on this documentary.
i actually searched once, when i was thinking of buying it, to see if biblioklept ever reviewed HOL. didn’t get any results.
I’ve never read H of Leaves, although I browsed it in the bookstore after some recommendations. It seems like a divisive book—one people either love or hate. When I browsed it it seemed fairly, I dunno, gimmicky, but again, I didn’t read it (although I wasn’t compelled to buy it).
While I’m commenting, I think that this movie is waaaaay too gimmicky—although it has lots of great shots of Derrida talking, which is probably its greatest worth. I think that the filmmakers should’ve relaxed a bit and not tried so hard to use deconstructive techniques, I suppose. It sort of smacks of bad grad school work at times. Still, the film works when they manage to ask D an interesting question.
Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
Didn’t realise the whole thing was online.
Could be one of those deals where it isn’t for too long :/
Reblogged this on infinity on repeat.
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Derrida in flesh!
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