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The philosophy of Martin Scorsese

Author: Mark T Conard
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese is one of the most significant American filmmakers in the history of cinema. Although best known for his movies about gangsters and violence, such as Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, and Taxi Driver, Scorsese has addressed a much wider range of themes and topics in the four decades of his career. In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philosophy of Martin Scorsese.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2007
(OCoLC)607589120
Online version:
Philosophy of Martin Scorsese.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2007
(OCoLC)632163213
Named Person: Martin Scorsese; Martin Scorsese; Martin Scorsese; Martin Scorsese
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Conard
ISBN: 9780813124445 0813124441
OCLC Number: 81860676
Description: vi, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Authenticity, flourishing, and the good life. No safe haven : Casino, friendship, and egoism / Steven M. Sanders ; God's lonely man : Taxi driver and the ethics of vigilantism / Aeon J. Skoble ; Goodfellas, Gyges, and the good life / Dean A. Kowalski ; Mean streets : beatitude, flourishing, and unhappiness / Mark T. Conrad --
Rationality, criminality, and the emotions. The cinema of madness : Friedrich Nietzsche and the films of Martin Scorsese / Jerold J. Abrams ; The age of innocence : social semiotics, desire, and constraint / Deborah Knight ; After hours : Scorsese on absurdity / Jennifer L. McMahon ; The pupkin gambit : rationality and irrationality in The king of comedy / Richard Greene --
Vision, salvation, and the transcendental. The last temptation of Christ and Bringing out the dead : Scorsese's reluctant saviors / Karen D. Hoffman ; Flying solo : The aviator and libertarian philosophy / Paul A. Cantor ; Art, sex, and time in Scorsese's After hours / Richard Gilmore ; The ethical underpinnings of Kundun / Judith Barad ; Scorsese and the transcendental / R. Barton Palmer.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark T. Conard.
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Martin Scorsese is one of the most significant filmmakers in the history of American cinema. This work uses Scorsese's films as vehicles for exploration of philosophical concepts such as friendship  Read more...

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""This collection will be particularly valuable to philosophy scholars interested in ethics as well as film and cultural critics." --Matthew Schultz, Film Criticism" --

 
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