Mulholland Drive (Philosophers on Film)

Mulholland Drive (Philosophers on Film)

Beloved via movie and artwork aficionados and lovers of neo-noir cinema, Mulholland Drive is likely one of the most crucial and enigmatic movies of contemporary years. It occupies a significant and debatable place within the paintings of its director, David Lynch, who received the simplest director award on the 2001 Cannes movie pageant for the movie.

Mulholland Drive

within the Routledge Philosophers on Film sequence is the 1st complete philosophical appraisal of Lynch's movie. starting with an creation via the editor, the amount explores the subsequent topics:

  • the identification of the self and its patience via time
  • the relevant, twin roles performed by way of fable and fact in the course of the film
  • whether Mulholland Drive is better understood epistemologically through cause and language, or no matter if, as Lynch himself argues, by way of one's 'inner emotions' and emotions
  • parallels among Mulholland Drive and Kafka's The Castle, either one of which pit their protagonists on the mercy of unseen forces
  • Mulholland Drive and romanticism.

Additional key topics also are mentioned, resembling the interpenetration of ethics, classical tragedy, and the contrasting philosophical arguments of Plato and Nietzsche on tragic drama. those issues make Mulholland Drive crucial and fascinating examining for college students of philosophy, specifically aesthetics and ethics, in addition to movie studies.

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