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Movies with Meaning: Existentialism through Film by Daniel Shaw

By Daniel Shaw

This e-book pairs shut readings of a few of the vintage writings of existentialist philosophers with interpretations of movies that show outstanding parallels to every of these texts, demonstrating their respective philosophies in motion. person chapters comprise major excerpts from the unique texts being mentioned and illustrated. Pairings hide Schopenhauer and Waking Life, Stirner and Hud, Kierkegaard and Winter Light, Nietzsche and The Fountainhead, Heidegger, Blade Runner and The skinny crimson Line, Camus, Leaving Las Vegas and Missing, Sartre, Husbands and Wives, and Michael Collins, de Beauvoir and Revolutionary Road, and Foucault and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Movies with Meaning deals a transparent and insightful exam of the relationships among existential philosophers and movie, supplying either digests in their most vital texts and cinematic illustrations of what every one had in brain. For the 1st time in a single position, this publication analyses the consequences for movie of the views of a wide range of the main major existentialist thinkers. prepared chronologically, like so much existentialism anthologies, this is often a great textbook for an intermediate point existentialism direction, or as a better half to a range of fundamental texts.

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