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Existentialist cinema

Author: William C Pamerleau
Publisher: Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William C Pamerleau
ISBN: 9780230574595 0230574599
OCLC Number: 401802127
Description: ix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I: Setting the stage: theoretical issues --
1. Existentialism: an overview of important --
Themes and figures --
Soren Kierkegaard --
Friedrich Nietzsche --
Phenomenology --
Jean-Paul Sartre --
Simone de Beauvoir --
Paul Tillich --
2. Film as a tool for philosophical investigation --
Theoretical versus personal approaches to existentialism --
Can films philosophize? --
Film and philosophical existentialism --
Screening the human condition: the issue of realism --
Meaningful movies --
Conclusion --
3. Film realism and narrative identity --
The problem with realism --
Narrative and film --
Narrative identity --
The case for realism --
Narrative existentialism --
Conclusion --
pt. II Meaningful movies --
4. Antonioni: meaninglessness and the modern world --
Meaninglessness and the resistance of the world --
L'avventura --
L'eclisse --
Rethinking radical freedom --
Conclusion --
5. Religiosity in the films of Ingmar Bergman --
Bergman's religious trilogy --
The death of God --
Religiosity without religion --
Conclusion --
6. Rethinking Raskolnikov: exploring contemporary ethical challenges in the films of Woody Allen --
Crimes and misdemeanors --
Getting away with murder --
Match point --
Meaningful alternatives --
7. Authenticity in the films of Federico Fellini --
Attitude --
Fellini's style --
La dolce vita --
8 1/2 --
Conclusion --
8. The Nietzschean free spirit in Dead poets society an Harold and maude --
Nietzsche's free spirit --
Dead poets society --
Harold and Maude --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: William C. Pamerleau.
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