The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film)

The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film)


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

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

  • the exploration of Heideggerian themes – corresponding to being-towards-death and the vulnerability of Dasein’s world – in The skinny crimson Line
  • how Malick’s movie explores and cinematically expresses the embodied nature of our adventure of, and organization in, the world
  • Malick’s use of cinematic strategies, 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’ perception of human nature.

The skinny crimson Line is vital analyzing for college students attracted to philosophy and movie or phenomenology and existentialism. It additionally presents an obtainable and informative perception into philosophy for these in comparable disciplines similar to movie stories, literature and religion.

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

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