Movies and the Meaning of Life

Movies and the Meaning of Life

Philosophers Take on Hollywood

Book - 2005
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"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, TheShawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, c2005
ISBN: 0812695755 (trade paper : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 791.43684 MOV
Characteristics: xvi, 302 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Blessing, Kimberly Ann
Tudico, Paul J.

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