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Philosophy seeks to address some of the most pressing questions in the fields of metaphysics, ethics, logic, mathematics, and aesthetics, among others. It is a subject of study that is both far-reaching and vitally important for our society. We turn to philosophy to contemplate our existence, purpose, and methods and practices for conducting our daily lives. Philosophy is also particularly applicable to film, as film can operate as a reflection or reproduction of humanity, or a visual story crafted with the intention of addressing philosophical questions. Philosophical theory and film theory are also intrinsically linked, as they both assess their respective subjects at the most fundamental levels. Philosophy in Film was created to merge these two subjects, and apply philosophical theories and methodology to the study and interpretation of individual films, directors, genres, film viewership, and the history of film production.
10 Surrealist Films For Philosophy Students
2018-02-18 12:22
What is a Surrealist Film? In his landmark work, Manifesto of Surrealism, Andre Breton lays out an argument in favor of surrealism, primarily as a means of living and thinking, one which is… Read More
2018-02-15 15:52
Angelina Jolie’s contemplative drama By the Sea is, if nothing else, surprisingly self-aware. Though for all of the things it does right, it is not an incredible film. The story is a u… Read More
Review: Prom Night (1980) ★½
2018-02-12 08:33
Paul Lynch’s Prom Night is not a only disappointment because it is derivative of other superior films (namely Halloween and Friday the 13th), but because it is not even particularly go… Read More
Review: Nathalie… (2003) ★★★½
2018-02-06 13:44
As an American, I always admire the cavalier attitude that the French seem to have toward sex. A friend of mine recently admitted that French people (of which he is one) will frequently disc… Read More
Review: My Cousin Rachel (2017) ★★
2018-02-01 02:30
Having seen a number of period films set in Victorian England, I have admittedly allowed them to blend together, forming something close to a bizarre, over-dramatic vision of what that era m… Read More
2018-01-27 06:11
It is always satisfying to see a supremely talented actor in role that fits their personality and abilities perfectly. Some characters just blend so seemlessly with the people portraying the… Read More

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