Movies with Meaning: Existentialism through Film [Pehme köide]

(Lock Haven University, USA)
  • Formaat: Paperback, 280 pages, kõrgus x laius: 216x138 mm, kaal: 388 g, 14 b&w
  • Ilmumisaeg: 29-Jun-2017
  • Kirjastus: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN-10: 147429930X
  • ISBN-13: 9781474299305
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  • Formaat: Paperback, 280 pages, kõrgus x laius: 216x138 mm, kaal: 388 g, 14 b&w
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  • Kirjastus: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN-10: 147429930X
  • ISBN-13: 9781474299305
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This book pairs close readings of some of the classic writings of existentialist philosophers with interpretations of films that reveal striking parallels to each of those texts, demonstrating their respective philosophies in action. Individual chapters include significant excerpts from the original texts being discussed and illustrated. Pairings cover Schopenhauer and Waking Life, Stirner and Hud, Kierkegaard and Winter Light, Nietzsche and Citizen Kane, early Heidegger and Blade Runner, later Heidegger and The Thin Red Line, early Camus and Leaving Las Vegas, later Camus and Missing, early Sartre and Husbands and Wives, later Sartre and October, de Beauvoir and The Piano, and finally Foucault and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Movies with Meaning offers a clear and insightful examination of the relationships between existential philosophers and film, providing both digests of their most significant texts and cinematic illustrations of what each had in mind. For the first time in one place, this book analyses the implications for film of the perspectives of a wide array of the most significant existentialist thinkers. Organized chronologically, like most existentialism anthologies, this is an ideal textbook for an intermediate level existentialism course, or as a companion to a selection of primary texts.

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Dan Shaw writes intelligently and insightfully about the intersection between film and philosophy. This book is a treat not only for scholars but for everybody who loves film. -- Sander Lee, Professor of communication and Philosophy, Keene State College, USA, and author of 'Woody Allen's Angst' Juxtaposing a set of well-known films with the theories of the central Existentialist philosophers from Arthur Schopenhauer to Simone de Beauvoir, Movies with Meaning explains not just how films raise significant philosophical issues, but also the ongoing relevance of films to understanding Existentialist thought. Anyone interested in Existentialism should read Shaw's insightful accounts of films such as Hud and Missing in order to see how these films shed light on this important tradition of philosophical thought. -- Thomas E. Wartenberg, Research Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College, USA A wonderful introduction to existentialism and many of the excellent movies that embody this powerful current of thought. With incisive overviews of key existentialist and critical thinkers (Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Foucault), coupled with illuminating philosophical discussions of contemporary films across a range of genres (Blade Runner, The Thin Red Line, Waking Life, Husbands and Wives, Michael Collins, and Revolutionary Road), Shaw's Movies with Meaning offers an engaging and exciting foray into the world of film and philosophy for anyone interested in existential questions today. * Robert Sinnerbrink, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University, Australia *

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An engaging and brilliantly written text incorporating original excerpts from existentialist philosophers, commentary on these excerpts and applications of the theories to appropriate films.
Acknowledgements Introduction: Why Existentialism and Film? 1 Dreams, Illusions and Will in Waking Life and Studies in Pessimism 2 Egoism in Max Stirner's The Ego and His Own and in Hud 3 Kierkegaard and Bergman on Faith and Despair 4 Howard Rourke as Nietzschean Overman in The Fountainhead 5 Being-Towards-Death in Blade Runner: Angst, Authenticity and Care 6 Heidegger's Poetics and the Truth of War in The Thin Red Line 7 Absurdity and Suicide in Leaving Las Vegas and The Myth of Sisyphus 8 Rebellion and Murder in Missing and Camus's The Rebel 9 Sartrean Romantic Pessimism in Husbands and Wives 10 Sartre and the Justice of Violent Rebellion in Michael Collins 11 De Beauvoir's Fight against Gender Stereotypes and Revolutionary Road 12 Foucault's Madness and Civilization and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Afterword: Existential Philosophies and the Movies that Embody Them Notes Index
Daniel Shaw is Professor of Philosophy at Lock Haven University, USA. He is the author of Film and Philosophy: Taking Movies Seriously (2008) and Morality and the Movies: Reading Ethics Through Film (Bloomsbury, 2012) and is editor of Film and Philosophy.