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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:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : English
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In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors explores the complex themes and philosophical underpinnings of Martin Scorsese's films. One of the most significant filmmakers in the history of American cinema, Scorsese is the creative force behind films such as GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, and The Age of Innocence. The contributing authors use  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Philosophy of Martin Scorsese.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2007003156
(OCoLC)81860676
Named Person: Martin Scorsese; Martin Scorsese; Martin Scorsese
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Conard
ISBN: 9780813172552 0813172551 9780813137162 0813137160
OCLC Number: 905197647
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 256 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Authenticity, flourishing, and the good life. No safe haven : Casino, friendship, and egoism / Steven M. Sanders ; God's lonely man : Taxi dirver 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 constratint / 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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In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors explores the complex themes and philosophical underpinnings of Martin Scorsese's films. One of the most significant filmmakers in the history of American cinema, Scorsese is the creative force behind films such as GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, and The Age of Innocence. The contributing authors use Scorsese's films as vehicles for exploration of philosophical concepts such as friendship and egoism, vigilantism, libertarianism, Buddhist ethics, desire and self-restraint, madness, the c.

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