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Movies and the Meaning of Life By Kimberly A. Blessing

Movies and the Meaning of Life by Kimberly A. Blessing

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A compelling collection of essays explores philosophical issues through the lens of popular Hollywood films, finding interesting topics in Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, and many other movies. Original.

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Movies and the Meaning of Life: Philosophers Take on Hollywood by Kimberly A. Blessing

"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?"
"Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).

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GOR006106251
Movies and the Meaning of Life: Philosophers Take on Hollywood by Kimberly A. Blessing
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
2005-04-14
300
0812695755
9780812695755
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