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Movies and the meaning of life : philosophers take on Hollywood

Author: Kimberly Ann Blessing; Paul J Tudico
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2005.
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A compelling collection of essays explores philosophical issues through the lens of popular Hollywood films, finding interesting topics in Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, and many  Read more...

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Movies and the meaning of life.
Chicago : Open Court, c2005
(OCoLC)645909857
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Ann Blessing; Paul J Tudico
ISBN: 9780812695755 0812695755
OCLC Number: 57373747
Description: xvi, 302 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Deceit and doubt: the search for truth in The Truman show and Descarte's Meditations / Kimberly A. Blessing --
Our place in the cosmos: faith and belief in Contact / Heather Keith and Steve Fesmire --
The on-going wow: Waking life and the waltz between detachment and immersion / Kevin Stoehr --
I am Jack's wasted life: Fight Club and personal identity / John Zavodny --
It's my heeeeaaaaad!: sex and death in Being John Malkovich / Walter Ott --
Popping it in: gender identity in Boys don't cry / Rebecca Hanrahan --
We all need mirrors to remind us who we are: inherited meaning and inherited selves in Memento / Michael Bauer --
The indifferent universe: Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors / Mark T. Conrad --
Rats in God's laboratory: Shadowlands and the problem of evil / David Baggett --
Flying without a map: Chasing Amy and the quest for satisfying relationships / Jerry L. Walls --
American beauty: look closer / George Hole --
Life is beautiful: the lure of evil and the rebellion of love / Anthony C. Sciglitano, Jr. --
The Shawshank redemption and the hope for escape / William Young --
The roar and the rampage: a tale of revenge in Kill Bill volumes I and II / Shai Biderman --
Pleasantville, Aristotle, and the meaning of life / Eric Reitan --
Of Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and living like a hero / Jonathan J. Sanford --
So tired of the future: freedom and determinism in Minority report / Nir Eisikovits and Shai Biderman --
Grace, fate, and accident in Pulp fiction / Michael Silberstein --
What Nietzsche could teach you: eternal recurrence in Groundhog Day / James Spence.
Responsibility: [edited by] Kimberly A. Blessing and Paul J. Tudico.
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