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The Resource Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema : beyond mere illusions, Sylvie Magerstädt

Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema : beyond mere illusions, Sylvie Magerstädt

Label
Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema : beyond mere illusions
Title
Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema
Title remainder
beyond mere illusions
Statement of responsibility
Sylvie Magerstädt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophy, Myth and Epic Cinema looks at the power of cinema in creating ideas that inspire our culture. Sylvie Magerstädt discusses the relationship between art, illusion and reality, a theme that has been part of philosophical debate for centuries. She argues that with the increase in use of digital technologies in modern cinema, this debate has entered a new phase. She discusses the notion of illusions as a system of stories and values that inspire a culture similar to other grand narratives, such as mythology or religion. Cinema thus becomes the postmodern 2mythmaking machine3 par excellence in a world that finds it increasingly difficult to create unifying concepts and positive illusions that can inspire and give hope. The author draws on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Siegfried Kracauer, and Gilles Deleuze to demonstrate the relevance of continental philosophy to a reading of mainstream Hollywood cinema. The book argues that our longing for illusion is particularly strong in times of crisis, illustrated through an exploration of the recent revival of historic and epic myths in Hollywood cinema, including films such as Troy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Clash of the Titans. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Magerstädt, Sylvie
Dewey number
791.4301
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.M2435 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Motion pictures
  • Myth in motion pictures
Label
Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema : beyond mere illusions, Sylvie Magerstädt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I: How real is reality? - A review on the relation of reality, art and illusion -- II: May we really believe in Hollywood? - The creation of modern myths
Control code
891718636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781783482511
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014036549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891718636
Label
Philosophy, myth, and epic cinema : beyond mere illusions, Sylvie Magerstädt
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I: How real is reality? - A review on the relation of reality, art and illusion -- II: May we really believe in Hollywood? - The creation of modern myths
Control code
891718636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781783482511
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014036549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891718636

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