A Drawing of the World: Documentary and Comic Book Paradoxical Modes In the last decade a new form of comic book has emerged that claims status as documentary. By virtue of its relationship with the cinematograph, the documentary is the perfect heir of the
We will focus on the work of Stanley Cavell, who is the pre-eminent philosopher to have written on film. We will also read a number of other important film theorists, including Benjamin, Bazin, Metz, Arnheim, Kracauer, and Panofsky, as well as more recent film theory.
Regular attendance and participation in discussion. One page paper, which is either 1 a 'reading' of one or two films, in light of the central issues raised in the readings; or 2 an analytical and critical philosophical discussion of one of the central points in contention between two or more writers considered in the course.
One take-home final exam, consisting of two essays: Books for the course 1. Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen, eds.
Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, Fifth edition.
Freeland and Thomas E. Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Schedule of Topics and Readings Please note: January 13  Is film worth serious study?
Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness, Appendix: Film for January Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed, chap. January 20  Is there thought in, about, or around films?
What is it to 'read' a film? January 27  Does film capture physical reality? Film for February 1: February 3  Does film have or give a unique ontological status? Films for February 8: Tati, Playtime February 8  Are questions of ontology also questions about the medium of film?
Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed, chaps. Film for February Phantom der Nacht February 15  Is film a language? Gilbert Harman, 'Semiotics and the Cinema: February 17  Are films combinations of atomic units of meaning?
Ford, The Searchers February 22  Has film a different narrative structure from theater?
Films for February Robert Warshow, 'Movie Chronicle: March 2  Are genre and type constitutive of film content? Film for March 7: Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness, Introduction: Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness, chap.
The Lady Eve' pp. Spring Recess Films for March The Philadelphia Story' pp.Related names. Braudy, Leo. Cohen, Marshall. Subjects. Motion pictures. Summary "Since publication of the first edition in , Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen's Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film.
|t The Film Medium: Image and Sound -- |t Style and Medium in the Motion Pictures / |r Erwin Panofsky -- |t The Establishment of Physical Existence / |r Siegfried Kracauer -- |t The Close-up / |r Bela Balasz -- |t The Face of Man / |r Bela Balasz -- |t Film and Reality / |r Rudolf Arnheim -- |t The Making of a Film / |r Rudolf Arnheim -- |t The.
Cognitivist (and anti-essentialist) philosopher of film Noël Carroll denied the specificity thesis, i.e., that film as art is distinguished by a single specific thing it does better than any other medium. William Ashton, Ph.D. York College, CUNY.
Your Eng professor taught you to include a thesis statement in college level essays. For both you and your reader the thesis statement is important. Carl Sachs, Marymount University, Philosophy Department, Faculty Member.
and a negative theodicy (Adorno).
I argue that Adorno’s response is superior because it is a response to the specificity and particularity of the event of Auschwitz as the destruction of, rather than merely the denial of, the humanity of both perpetrators and victims.
Cavell takes from Wittgenstein, not Austin, is that there is an “impo- tence in words that skepticism fastens on,” and even if there is a way to revitalize the power of words, it could never be by removing the.