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12 Monkeys

Author: Susanne Kord
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2019.
Series: Constallations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) with an eye to the film's major themes, including mental illness, conspiracy theories, the impossibility of human closeness, and the nature of reality. It reads 12 Monkeys's portrayal of time travel in light of Einstein's ideas about time and the problem of free will versus determinism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Kord
ISBN: 9781999334017 1999334019
OCLC Number: 1118692097
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; 1. 'A Spectacular Mess': Synopsis; 2. Pushing the (Reset) Button: Why You Can't Start Over; 3. 'Thank you, Einstein': Why You Can't Turn Back Time; 4. On Mis/Perceptions of Reality; 5. The Human Condom and Other Signs of Loneliness; 6. Free Will, Determinism and Doing What You're Told; 7. Strangers on a Plane: On Not Answering the Big Question; 8. More Monkeys: The TV series; 9. Coda: Gilliam's Art of the Possible; Bibliography/Filmography
Series Title: Constallations.
Responsibility: Susanne Kord.

Abstract:

This volume examines Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) with an eye to the film's major themes, including mental illness, conspiracy theories, the impossibility of human closeness, and the nature of reality. It reads 12 Monkeys's portrayal of time travel in light of Einstein's ideas about time and the problem of free will versus determinism.

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