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The philosophy of Tim Burton

Author: Jennifer L McMahon
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Tim Burton; Tim Burton; Tim Burton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L McMahon
ISBN: 9780813144627 0813144620 0813144647 9780813144641
OCLC Number: 858901770
Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Burton and identity. Fishing for the [mediating] self: identity and storytelling in Big fish / Ken Hada --
Catwoman and subjectivity: constructions of identity and power in Tim Burton's Batman returns / Ryan Weldon --
The consolations and dangers of fantasy: Burton, Poe, and Vincent / Daniel Sullivan --
Johnny Depp is a big baby! the philosophical significance of Tim Burton's preoccupation with childhood consciousness in Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood / Mark Walling --
Burton and authority. Mars attacks!: Burton, Tocqueville, and the self-organizing power of the American people / Paul A. Cantor --
"Pinioned by a chain of reasoning"? anti-intellectualism and models of rationality in Tim Burton's Sleepy hollow / Steve Benton --
Culture, hermeneutics, and the Batman / Kevin S. Decker --
Burtonology: metaphysics, epistemology, essences, Christmas, and Vincent Price / Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray --
Burton and aesthetics. A symphony of horror: the sublime synesthesia of Sweeney Todd / Jennifer L. Jenkins --
Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and the fantastic / Deborah Knight and George McKnight --
It's uncanny: death in Tim Burton's corpus / Jennifer L. McMahon --
Affect without illusion: the films of Edward D. Wood Jr. after Ed Wood / David Larocca --
Little Burton blue: Tim Burton and the product(ion) of color in the fairy-tale films The nightmare before Christmas and Corpse bride / Debbie Olson.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer L. McMahon.

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-[...] As a fan of Burton films, and an avid philosopher in my spare time, I considered this collection enlightening [....]- -- Film Matters --The metaphysics of personal identity, the subversive Read more...

 
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