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Thinking Film

Philosophy at the Movies
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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Erschienen am 29. Juni 2023
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Hailed as one of America's original art forms, film has the distinctive character of crossing high and low art. But film has done more than this. According to American philosopher Stanley Cavell, film was also a place where America in the 1930s and 1940s did its thinking, a tradition that was taken up and enriched throughout world cinema. Can film indeed think? That is, can film do the work of philosophy?

Following Cavell's lead to think along the tear of the analytic-continental traditions, this book draws from both sides of the philosophical divide to reflect on this question. Spanning generations and disciplines, pondering everything from art house classics to mainstream blockbusters, Thinking Film: Philosophy at the Movies aims to fling open the doors to this conversation on all sides. Inquiring into both philosophy's word on film and film's word to philosophy, the interdisciplinary dialogue of this book traverses the conceptual and the particular as it considers how film catalyzes our thinking and sets us talking. After viewing the world through film, we find our world--and ourselves--transformed by deeper understanding and new possibilities.

This book aims to provide a novel and engaging way in to thinking with and about this enduringly popular art form.
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Richard Kearney is Charles B. Seelig Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, USA. He is the author of over 20 books on European philosophy and literature (including two novels and a volume of poetry) and has edited or co-edited 14 more.

Murray Littlejohn is Senior Instructor, Humanities and Languages, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Introduction - Richard Kearney and M. E. Littlejohn

Part 1. Classic Philosophers on Film

1. The Thought of Movies, Stanley Cavell

2. On Cinema, Gilles Deleuze

Part 2: Thinking on Films

3. Film as Philosophy and Cinematic Thinking, Robert Sinnerbrink

4. Theory, Therapy and Classic Hollywood Movies, M.E. Littlejohn

5. Missing Mothers/Desiring Daughters: Framing the Sight of Women, Naomi Scheman

6. Why is 'Leap Year' not a Cavellian Comedy of Remarriage?, Stephen Mulhall

7. Film and Television as Forms of Shared Experience, Sandra Laugier

8. What Does it Mean to Have A Cinematic Idea? Deleuze and Kurosawa's Stray Dog, David Deamer

9. The Active Eye (Revisted): Toward a Phenomenology of Cinematic Movement, Vivian Sobchack

10. Rethinking Monster Movies: Men In Black, Alien Resurrection and Apocalypse Now, Richard Kearney

11. A Plural Transcendence: When Film Does Phenomenology, Anna Westin

12. I Wake up Screaming: Kansas and Beyond, Anthony Steinbock

13. Mediating Fairy Stories in Words and Images: Warring Magics in J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Stephanie Rumpza

Part 3: Thinking with Films

14. On Wim Wender's Paris, Texas, Richard Kearney

15. On Larissa Shepitko's The Ascent, Fanny Howe

16. On Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, Brian Treanor

17. On Sidney Lumet's Serpico, Sam B. Girgus

18. On Antwone Fisher's Antwone Fisher, Alberto G. Urquidez

19. On Hirokazu Kore-eda's Our Little Sister, Paul Freaney

20. On Lars Von Trier's The House that Jack Built, John Panteleimon Manoussakis

21. On Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest, J. E. Grefenstette

22. On Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice, Joseph S. O'Leary

23. On Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, Patrick Hederman

24. On Krzysztof Kieslowski's Double Life of Veronique, Joseph Kickasola

25. On Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful 8, Matthew Clemente

26. On Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, John Fardy

27. On Persichetti, Ramsey, and Rothman's Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, Anne M. Carpenter

28. On the Dardenne Brothers' The Young Ahmed, Joel Mayward

29. On John Huston's The Dead, Magnus Ferguson

30. On Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Jason Wirth

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