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Some philosophical issues of film theory. by Noel Edward Carroll

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Published by University of Illinois in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

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Thesis (Ph.D), University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983.

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Open LibraryOL13924485M

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It's The Questions That Drive Us In essence, philosophy is about asking the big questions of life. The Matrix Trilogy is philosophical precisely because both the characters and the plot are driven by the big questions from almost every area of philosophy. Below is a listing of some of the major branches of philosophical thought, and a brief survey of some of the questions that the films raise. Understanding Film Theory aims to disassociate theory from these connotations and bring a fresh, modern and accessible approach to the discipline. Now comprehensively updated in a second edition, the book’s sixteen chapters - including a new chapter on Adaptations - continue to provide an insight into the main areas of debate. You cannot forget any film by Jean Luc Godard and Max Ophuls, both have created films touching on desire, infatuation,love, being, freedom, death, commodities and an endless list of other crucial philosophical issues. study guide two READING GUIDE for UNIT II: professor's outlines The readings of Unit Two are designed to help the student explore highly technical and abstract styles of philosophical writing--a style typical of contemporary film and literary criticism.