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Nihilism in Film and Television

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 226 Seiten
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This book explores the idea of nihilism, emphasized by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, through its appearance in modern p... Weiterlesen
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This book explores the idea of nihilism, emphasized by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, through its appearance in modern popular culture. The author defines and reflects upon nihilism, then explores its manifestation in films and television shows. Among the subjects examined are the award-winning television series The Sopranos and the film noir genre that preceded and influenced it. Films probed include Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane, the films of Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan's controversial The Crying Game and Richard Linklater's unconventional Waking Life. Finally, the author considers nihilism in terms of the decay of traditional values in the genre of westerns, mostly through works of filmmaker John Ford. In the concluding chapter the author broadens the lessons gleaned from these studies, maintaining that the situated and embodied nature of human life must be understood and appreciated before people can overcome the life-negating effects of nihilism.



Zusammenfassung
Explores the idea of nihilism, as introduced by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, through its appearance in modern popular culture. This book defines and reflects upon nihilism, then explores its manifestation in film and television characters, stories, and settings.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Nihilism in Film and Television
Untertitel: A Critical Overview from ""Citizen Kane"" to the ""Sopranos
Autor:
EAN: 9780786425471
ISBN: 978-0-7864-2547-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: McFarland & Co Inc
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 226
Gewicht: 324g
Größe: H225mm x B152mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2006