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by Katalin Makkai

Author: Katalin Makkai
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 30, 2013)
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Other
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Vertigo (Philosophers on Film). Charles Barr's book VERTIGO may not have changed my opinion but it certainly allows me to understand why someone else would disagree with my personal ranking.

Vertigo (Philosophers on Film). The book explores Vertigo on several different levels allowing for a richer appreciation of the movie. As Barr notes, Vertigo is unlike many other Hitchcock movies in that it is more about the relationship of the characters played by Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak than it is about the criminal plot.

Philosophers on Film. The true significance of film for philosophy, and of philosophy for film, cannot be established in abstract or general terms. This series promises to provide a productive context for that indispensable enterprise. Stephen Mulhall, Fellow and Reader in Philosophy, New College, Oxford

Vertigo (Philosophers on Film). This is the first book devoted to exploring the philosophical aspects of Vertigo. Topics discussed inc. Released in 1958, Vertigo is widely regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time.

Similar books and articles. Film Theory and Philosophy. Katalin Makkai - 2010 - European Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):385-413. Richard Allen & Murray Smith (ed. - 1997 - Oxford University Press. Philosophy Through Film. Christopher Falzon - 2013 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Motion(Less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis.

Katalin Makkai December 06, 2012.

Canada PhD in Philosophy Harvard University. Dr. Katalin Makkai was born in Budapest and grew up in Montreal (Canada). She received her PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. Her article "Kant on Recognizing Beauty" appeared in the European Journal of Philosophy (18: 3, 2010). She is currently writing a book on Kant's critical aesthetics.

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase philosophical film ? . Another category on the list is Movies featuring a philosopher.

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase philosophical film ? The Matrix, most likely, an obvious example of a movie-or franchise-that explores timeless questions: Who are we? What is reality? . But The Matrix is only one film among a great many that concern themselves with classic problems of philosophy. In a 2010 post for Mubi, Matt Whitlock compiled a list of 44 Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy. The media-savvy Slavoj Žižek gets two mentions, for 2006’s The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema and 2005’s Žižek! (excerpt above).

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Vertigo (1958) is widely regarded as not only one of Hitchcock's best films, but one of the greatest films of world cinema. Made at the time when the old studio system was breaking up, it functions both as an embodiment of the supremely seductive visual pleasures that 'classical Hollywood' could offer and – with the help of an elaborate plot twist – as a laying bare of their dangerous dark side. Vertigo (Philosophers on Film).

Released in 1958, Vertigo is widely regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time. This is the first book devoted to exploring the philosophical aspects of Vertigo. Following an introduction by the editor that places the film in context, each chapter reflects upon Hitchcock’s filmfrom a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include:

memory, loss, memorialisation, and creativity mimetic or representational art and art as magic the nature of romantic love gender, sexual objectification, and identity looking, "the gaze", and voyeurism film and psychoanalysis fantasy, illusion, and reality the phenomenology of colour.

Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, thiscollection is essential reading foranyone interested in Vertigo, and an ideal resource for students of film and philosophy.