Movies with Meaning: Existentialism through Film by Daniel Shaw

By Daniel Shaw

This booklet pairs shut readings of a few of the vintage writings of existentialist philosophers with interpretations of flicks that exhibit remarkable parallels to every of these texts, demonstrating their respective philosophies in motion. person chapters contain major excerpts from the unique texts being mentioned and illustrated. Pairings hide Schopenhauer and Waking Life, Stirner and Hud, Kierkegaard and Winter Light, Nietzsche and The Fountainhead, Heidegger, Blade Runner and The skinny purple Line, Camus, Leaving Las Vegas and Missing, Sartre, Husbands and Wives, and Michael Collins, de Beauvoir and Revolutionary Road, and Foucault and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Movies with Meaning deals a transparent and insightful exam of the relationships among existential philosophers and movie, offering either digests in their most important texts and cinematic illustrations of what each one had in brain. For the 1st time in a single position, this e-book analyses the results for movie of the views of a wide range of the main major existentialist thinkers. geared up chronologically, like such a lot existentialism anthologies, this is often an amazing textbook for an intermediate point existentialism path, or as a better half to a variety of fundamental texts.

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