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n.1.The quality of being accidental; casualness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Apparently without the help of logic, she selected her heroes from the (upper) middle classes she has been much living with and tried to create characters with depth, and ordinariness and accidentalness (cf.
The latent collectivity of this subjectivity frees the monadological artwork from the accidentalness of its individuation.
In other words the contingent and the accidental in cinema are often raw materials that can, unlike the fixed image of photography, become mobilized once again through editing and thereby subject to a creative strategy while at the same time maintaining their accidentalness.