This slim but dense collection of writing, translated by O’Farrell, compiles the thoughts of late French philosopher and historian Foucault on the intersection of film, memory, sexuality, aesthetics, and other weighty subjects common to 20th-century philosophy ... Fans of Foucault and libraries with robust philosophy sections might find value in a compact one-volume collection that makes Foucault’s film-related works accessible to English speakers.
Maniglier...dutifully collect 10 interviews, reviews, and short articles on cinema by French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault, as well as insightful (and lengthier) commentaries from themselves ... This work is a bit slight, but, as Foucault would undoubtedly be the first to admit, so was his writing on film.
An attractive, tidily organized collection of famed French philosopher Michel Foucault’s writing about film as well as scholarly reflections on that writing, translator/editor Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault at the Movies is a necessity for film scholars and philosophers alike. Filled with writing about Foucault and by Foucault himself, Foucault at the Movies is an effectively translated and admirably assembled work of film scholarship and philosophical history. Though the book would be a suitable text for a university course on philosophy, film or both, it is also readable enough to serve as entertainment as well.