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Thu, Sep 16, 2004
In Defense of the Violence
Why do we watch tragedies and horror movies? Philosopher Bill Irwin suggests that our answer can help explain why Gibson made The Passion of the Christ the way he did. It’s a matter of aesthetics, and there’s a distinction to be made between the beautiful and the sublime. A Metaphilm online exclusive.
Tue, Jul 20, 2004
The Filmed Philosophy of Woody Allen
Is comedy just a distraction? Mark Conard explores the director’s beliefs as seen in his characters in this excerpt from the forthcoming book, Woody Allen and Philosophy. A Metaphilm exclusive.
Sat, Jul 03, 2004
On the Threshold of Plato’s Cave
In this pre-publication excerpt from his new book on enigmatic master director Krzysztof Kieślowski, Dr. Joe Kickasola gives an overview of the Decalogue and an in-depth reading of Decalogue II. A Metaphilm exclusive.
Mon, Apr 12, 2004
The Whys of the Oubliette Film
Recent popular films on memory loss raise the question of whether it’s something to fear—or enjoy.
Wed, Apr 07, 2004
Expectations and the Screenwriter
‘First Draft’ can mean many things, some of which are not just matters of preference.
Sun, Mar 14, 2004
Bada-Being and Nothingness
Murderous Melodrama or Morality Play? A Metaphilm online exclusive.
Sun, Mar 07, 2004
Style, Substance, and Screenwriting
If you look illiterate, does your screenplay suffer? Or, why you need to have rules before you can break them.
Mon, Feb 02, 2004
This Time It’s Personal
The Book of Job could be a movie starring Stallone. No, really. An excerpt from Killing the Buddha.
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