Philosophical films phil 490--special topics in philosophy: instructor: dr jorn k bramann frostburg state university frostburg, maryland 21532 [email protected] course description: viewing and discussion of artistically outstanding films in conjunction with the analysis of significant philosophical texts. The book investigates how certain films generate a cinematic experience of sexual difference, and frames this analysis within a careful philosophical inquiry into the notion of alterity itself these tools provide fruitful resources for feminist inquiry, giving insights into sexual difference as it operates within film aesthetics and,. Think you know eternal sunshine of the spotless mind think again, buddy a film can have many interpretations imposed onto it we've all heard the 'toy story 3 is a holocaust' metaphor, but more often than not it's a load of old shit (in toy story 3's case, i can confirm that director lee unkrich denies any. What role is there for film interpretation in the field how do studies of particular films relate to more theoretical studies of the medium as such and what about philosophy in film, a popular mode of philosophic thinking about film is there a unified model that can be employed to characterize this newly. _film theory and philosophy_ edited by richard allen and murray smith oxford: clarendon press, 1997 pbk 1999 isbn 0-19-815921-8 (hbk) 0-19- 815988-9 (pbk) 474 pp what are the issues that drive a philosophical analysis of film in this review i have set myself the task of trying to identify those issues as formulated. This is the more traditional option in which you write an analysis of one specific film discussing it as a case of philosophy-in-action (stephen mulhall's term) writing your analysis within the framework of a webpage allows you to incorporate video, images, and links that enriches your understanding of the film as well as gives. The top hit-generating articles at jayanalysis are my film reviews garnering hundreds of thousands of views, jay's film essays focus on symbology, philosophy and the deeper meanings and subtexts jaysanalysis offers indepth philosophy lectures and book analysis for paid subscribers subscribe to jay's analysis for. A video essay that acts as an analysis of the film her by spike jonze, explaining the true meaning behind the film and the philosophical connotations this in.
The philosophy of language film analysis is a form of film analysis that studies the aesthetics of film by investigating the concepts and practices that comprise the experience and interpretation of movies it is based on the philosophical tradition begun by ludwig wittgenstein critics from this tradition often clarify. This article examines how philosophical writing on film, in particular romantic film criticism, varies from other forms of interpretation and analysis, such as film criticism, on one hand, and more academic film writing, on the other it is interesting to relate the notion of philosophical criticism to recent conversations about the. There is also overlap in the growing subfield of film as philosophy: with the use of particular films as case studies, authors develop general accounts of the way film, as a distinctive artistic medium, can prompt and sustain philosophical reflection work in this subfield involves careful analysis both of the. About the coursethe mst in film aesthetics equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary for analysing film as an art form it concentrates on film criticism, detailed film analysis, film theory and film-philosophy and teaches the history and the contemporary developments in the scholarly literature.
She begins with an analysis of classical myths depicting the creation of the world and then moves through night scenes in shakespeare and milton, gothic novels and novellas, hegel's romantic philosophy, and freud's psychoanalysis bronfen also demonstrates how modern works of literature and film, particularly film noir,. The program of the 8 philsophical film festival which will take place in skopje from 12-19 april, in the cinematheque of macedonia special screenings: film meets philosophy, competitive selections of feature and short films (golden owl award of the festival), additional programme with lectures and jazz evening,.
How does the concept of 'race' have an impact on our perception and understanding of film characters we will explore these issues primarily through the careful analysis of philosophical texts, supplemented by thoughtful viewings of select films, class discussions, written essays and exams, and lectures our overall aim. Demonstrate the ability to engage critically with a philosophical text, including comprehension and analysis engage in critical thinking through the evaluation, comparison, and analysis of philosophical problems through the medium of film logically construct and evaluate arguments recognize the. Terms of which philosophers describe it the second movement of my analysis is to illustrate the decidedly ethical interests that accompany said configurations of malick's style and effects i argue that malick magnifies in philosophers a motive of personal transformation that is more widely at work within the project of film.
Consideration of film in its philosophical significance, and of philosophical issues through film, can be distinguished from more traditional philosophy of film the important issue is not whether there is interpretation but whether or not the interpretation, the philosophical reading, is imposed on the film that is, whether it is.
Vernon w cisney gettysburg college philosophy and film seminar - check out the photos and poster from the 2016 gcpfs, and look for updates about the 2017 gcpfs the undead therefore provide multiple avenues of theoretical exploration and analysis, from the philosophical to the cultural, economic, sociological,. The course presents a philosophical analysis in the context of a movie and discusses the extent to which the basic arguments of the texts are deliberated, represented or reflected on the film in question, along with the philosophical features of the film in itself the course also provides the tools one needs to acquire to read a. Is it the audio-visual display, the film-maker, or the philosopher who devises an interpretation of the work what is the role of specifically cinematic devices in the philosophical points made in such interpretations is there any tension between the goal of appreciating a film as a work of art and the goal of.