Philosophy, Myth and Epic Cinema: Beyond Mere Illusions by Sylvie Magerstädt

By Sylvie Magerstädt

Philosophy, fantasy and Epic Cinema appears on the strength of cinema in growing rules that motivate our tradition. Sylvie Magerstädt discusses the connection among artwork, phantasm and truth, a subject matter that has been a part of philosophical debate for hundreds of years. She argues that with the rise in use of electronic applied sciences in sleek cinema, this debate has entered a brand new part. She discusses the thought of illusions as a method of reports and values that encourage a tradition just like different grand narratives, resembling mythology or faith. Cinema therefore turns into the postmodern “mythmaking laptop” par excellence in an international that unearths it more and more tricky to create unifying suggestions and optimistic illusions that may motivate and provides hope.

The writer attracts at the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Siegfried Kracauer, and Gilles Deleuze to illustrate the relevance of continental philosophy to a interpreting of mainstream Hollywood cinema. The e-book argues that our eager for phantasm is very robust in instances of obstacle, illustrated via an exploration of the hot revival of old and epic myths in Hollywood cinema, together with movies comparable to Troy, The Lord of the earrings Trilogy, and Clash of the Titans.

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