The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film) by David Davies

By David Davies

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 strong, enigmatic and complicated movie that increases vital 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. commencing with a valuable creation that areas the movie in context, 5 essays, 4 of which have been especially commissioned for this assortment, cross directly to research the following:

  • the exploration of Heideggerian themes – comparable 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 employer in, the world

  • Malick’s use of cinematic concepts, and the way the fashion of his photos shapes our affective, emotional, and cognitive responses to the film

  • the position that pictures of nature play in Malick’s cinema, and his ‘Nietzschean’ notion of human nature.

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

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

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