Join us for the next instalment of Filmosophy at the Filmhouse on Tuesday 13th May. For further information and to book online follow the link: Moon – Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh. AdvertisementsRead more "Filmosophy – Moon"
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Filmosophy is where film meets philosophy. Some films, like philosophy itself, can challenge our preconceived views of ourselves and the world around us. They may provide more questions than answers; yet, in doing so, they will expand our ideas and allow us to view familiar things in an unfamiliar way. They are films that demand […]Read more "Filmosophy season at Filmhouse Edinburgh"
Over the last 25 years, Michael Haneke has established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to Amour, he has explored some of the most important moral and philosophical questions. Through interviews with his actors, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Riva and many more, as well as previously […]Read more "Michael H. Profession: Director"
From the early days of cinema (late nineteenth/ early twentieth century) through the 1960s, theories of film tended to divide into the opposing camps of Formalism and Realism. Formalists emphasized the formal properties of cinema that shaped the way films were made, as well as our responses to them. For the formalists, the challenge was […]Read more "The Bicycle Thieves and Italian Neorealism"
Frequently, people choose to go to the movies to see a certain type of film. Popular genres include: action; comedy; western; science-fiction; horror, and; musical. Genres are used by industry officials in deciding what kinds of films to make and as a simple way to characterize film by type. It is usual for there to […]Read more "Genre"
Why should we act morally? Why should we ‘do the right thing’ if we could do the wrong thing and get away with it? Imagine a situation where you find yourself able to get something that you desperately desire, provided you lie, steal, or perhaps even murder. Would you do it? Why? Why not? Is […]Read more "Morality and Blindness in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors"
Astra Taylor’s Examined Life may just appear to be just another philosophy documentary (not that there are nearly enough of them). What I mean by this is that we may be tempted to consider it as merely a vehicle for philosophers to convey their ideas; ideas that could be just as well conveyed through print (or […]Read more "Examined Life: philosophy in the streets"
Most people enjoy films; most are happy to make claims about how they make us feel (emotive claims) and what we think about them (evaluative claims). We might, for example, say that a particular film made us cry, or frightened us, or had us ‘on the edge of our seats’. We might say a film […]Read more "What is Film Studies?"
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