Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Cinema of Philosophy

The Cinema of Philosophy presents the major philosophical questions and ideas to a mass audience though the medium of film and video. Using the Moving Image art form to question our assumptions and rationalizations about what we experience in our everyday lives. Filmmakers aren't moved to create cinema to define reality, but rather to question it.

Probing into even our basic notions of Life, God, and Human Nature inevitably lead to richer, more meaningful understandings of our attitudes, our Philosophies, and our place in the world. In the discipline of cinematography, it is the angle at which you approach your characters and ultimately your story that is as important as anything. Philosophy approaches questions and ideas in ways very few other disciplines can.

The Cinema of Philosophy delves into all that we accept, what we are mystified by, what we are scared of, what we overlook, what we believe in, what we think we know. Philosophy Films exemplify this exploration.

The Cinema of Jean Renoir, Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Roy Anderson, Francois Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Stan Brackage, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Luis Bunuel, Chris Marker, Wim Wenders and many others.

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