Editing, or the False Movements in Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977)

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IMAGE 1.A film operates through what it withdraws from the visible. The image is first cut from the visible.” 

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IMAGE 2. “Movement is held up, suspended, inverted, arrested.

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IMAGE 3. “Cutting is more essential than presence—not only through the effect of editing, but already, from the start, both by framing and by the controlled purge of the visible.

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IMAGE 4. “It is of absolute importance that the flowers cinema displays (as in one of Visconti’s sequences) be Mallarméan flowers…

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IMAGE 5. “…that they be absent from every bouquet. I have seen them, these flowers, but the precise modality of their captivity…

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IMAGE 6.…to the cut brings forth…

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IMAGE 6. “…indivisibly, both their singularity and their ideality.

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Quote from Badiou’s essay ‘The False Movements of Cinema.

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