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Film as Philosophy: Essays on Cinema after Wittgenstein and Cavell
This unique volume treats films as philosophy, rather than speaking of films only in relation to philosophy and subjugating the film in question to pre-existing theories. Bringing together essays from some of the leading scholars in the field, the book also features an interview with Stanley Cavell in which he explains his most recent thinking on the belief that films can ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Unsurprisingly heavy going in parts, it does benefit from having a range of authors, some being more readable than others. Knowing your philosophy is essential (and I'll admit, mine is a little rusty), and knowing the films very beneficial (I passed over a few essays where the film meant nothing to me). That said, an interesting look at movies, Stephen Muhall's essay on the Alien movies being a highlight (not least of all because this approach sidesteps worshipping Cameron at the expense of Finc ...more