Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995), whose biography and major philosophical ideas can be read here, studied the works of famous philosophers and writers during his life and taught at the University of Paris VIII. He elaborates a philosophy on desire, becoming, art, and founds the concept of deterritorialization.
He studies in particular the cinema, and thus the virtual image. He also distinguishes two categories in cinema: the image movement and the image time.
The image movement includes an action that generates a reaction. (mostly used, for example, in an interview)
The image time only poses a thought, a reflection.
In the book The image time: “ The exam questionivity is never ours, it is the time, that is to say (…) the virtual (…) and it is us who are interior to the time, not the opposite ” Gilles Deleuze.
In his comments on Bergson: “the virtual is in itself the mode of what does not act, since it will act only by differentiating itself, by ceasing to be in itself while keeping something of its origin. But by there even it is the mode of what is ” Gilles Deleuze in “ The conception of the difference at Bergson. ”