L'abecedaire de Gilles Deleuze / Gilles Deleuze from A to Z (1996, 2012) 3 x DVD9
Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Felix Guattari.

Although Gilles Deleuze never wanted a film to be made about him, he agreed to Claire Parnet’s proposal to film a series of conversations in which each letter of the alphabet would evoke a word: From A (as in Animal) to Z (as in Zigzag). These DVDs, elegantly translated and subtitled in English, make these conversations available for English-speaking audiences for the first time.

In dialogue with Parnet (a journalist and former student of Deleuze), the philosopher exhibited the modest and thrilling transparency that his seminal works (such as Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus) reveal. The sessions were taped when Deleuze was already terminally ill; he and Parnet agreed that the film would not be shown publicly until after his death. The awareness of mortality floats through the dialogues, making them not just intellectually stimulating but also emotionally engaging. Because Parnet knew Deleuze so well, she was able to draw him out–as no one else had–to what might be the 1001st plateau: a place of brilliance, rigor, and charm.

3 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 450 min | 5.58 Gb + 4.55 Gb + 5.61 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, Philosophy

Director: Pierre-Andre Boutang
Cast: Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet
Country: France

Disc One

- A as in Animal
- B as in "Boire" (Drink)
- C as in Culture
- D as in Desire
- E as in "Enfance" Childhood
- F as in Fidelity

Disc Two

- G as in Gauche (Left)
- H as in History of Philosophy
- I as in Idea
- J as in Joy
- K as in Kant
- L as in Literature
- M as in Malady

Disc Three

- N as in Neurology
- O as in Opera
- P as in Professor
- Q as in Question
- R as in Resistance
- S as in Style
- T as in Tennis
- U as in 'Un' (One)
- V as in Voyage
- W as in Wittgenstein
- X, Y as in Unknowns
- Z as in Zigzag

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