The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film)

The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film)


The skinny pink Line is the 3rd feature-length movie from acclaimed director Terrence Malick, set throughout the fight among American and eastern forces for Guadalcanal within the South Pacific in the course of international conflict . it's a robust, enigmatic and intricate movie that increases very important philosophical questions, starting from the existential and phenomenological to the creative and technical.

This is the 1st assortment devoted to exploring the philosophical elements of Malick’s movie. starting with a useful advent that locations the movie in context, 5 essays, 4 of that have been particularly commissioned for this assortment, cross directly to research the following:

  • the exploration of Heideggerian themes – equivalent to being-towards-death and the vulnerability of Dasein’s world – in The skinny pink Line
  • how Malick’s movie explores and cinematically expresses the embodied nature of our event of, and organization in, the world
  • Malick’s use of cinematic options, and the way the fashion of his photos shapes our affective, emotional, and cognitive responses to the film
  • the function that photographs of nature play in Malick’s cinema, and his ‘Nietzschean’ belief of human nature.

The skinny purple Line is key studying for college kids drawn to philosophy and movie or phenomenology and existentialism. It additionally presents an obtainable and informative perception into philosophy for these in similar disciplines resembling movie experiences, literature and religion.

Contributors: Simon Critchley, Hubert Dreyfus and Camilo Prince, David Davies, Amy Coplan, Iain Macdonald.

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