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Bergman, Kaila, and the Faces of Irrationality

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter introduces the little-known connection between Ingmar Bergman's films and what the director identified as his major philosophical source — a treatise in philosophical psychology authored ... More


Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in ... More


Value, Authenticity, and Fantasy in Bergman

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter discusses a scene in Wild Strawberries where Bergman includes an allusion to Kaila's views about the status of moral judgements. The apparent thrust of this appeal to Kaila's authority ... More


Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Linda Haverty Rugg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is formed as a response to the question of whether narrative films can perform as autobiographies. This is a subject that has been treated only in a couple of essays as a theoretical field ... More


The Director Plays Director

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Examination of directorial self-representation in two related genres: documentaries on the making of films and narrative films about directing, in which the director plays a fictional film director. ... More


Types of Authorship in the Cinema

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

One objection that is often raised against intentionalist approaches is that many films have no author who could be the source of philosophical questions or claims. In response to that objection, ... More


Actor, Avatar

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The director’s relationship to his actors, and how that collaboration works within the framework of self-projection. Attention is paid to personal relationships between actors and directors ... More


Arguing over Cinema as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter takes up two Hegel-inspired objections to moderate theses concerning film's philosophical value. One objection it that it is inappropriate to use art to advance ends other than those ... More


Ingmar Bergman’s Primal Scene

P. Adams Sitney

in The Cinema of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199337026
eISBN:
9780199370405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Poetry

This chapter considers Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, Cries and Whispers, and Fanny and Alexander as examples of the “cinema of poetry.” Whereas the psychoanalytic current was latent in Pasolini’s ... More


Self-Projection and the Cinematic Apparatus

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Here the appearance of various attributes of the cinematic apparatus (projector, screen, photographic film frames) are linked to various parts of the filmmaker’s body and sensory apparatus, making ... More


Introduction

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter identifies some influential contentions about film's contributions to philosophy and raises a number of basic questions about the source and nature of this cinematic philosophizing. Is ... More


Without a You, No I: Cinematic Self-Projection

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A look at the historical and theoretical underpinnings of art cinema, examining how viewers are conditioned to recognize an author’s presence in fictional cinematic narrative. Discussion of ... More


Styles of Modernism

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at four main styles representing the most important trends that influenced art filmmakers during the late modern period. Not all these tendencies were equally strong or influential ... More


Conclusion

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This concluding chapter discusses the tradeoffs faced by different interpretative approaches. The interpreter who freely chooses or invents a framework of philosophical assumptions to apply to a film ... More


Deserted Chambers of the Mind (Schumann Memories )

Laura Tunbridge

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the significance of two persistent themes in late twentieth‐century musical, filmic, and visual representations of Schumann's life and legacy: childhood and mental illness. ... More


Metaphor

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the minute particulars of both the music and its performance. The idea is to embark in medias res without too firm a sense of ultimate direction. The hope is that when ... More


André Téchiné

Bill Marshall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058318
eISBN:
9781781701072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058318.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a full-length monograph about one of France's most important contemporary filmmakers, perhaps best known in the English-speaking world for his award-winning Les Roseaux sauvages/Wild Reeds of ... More


The Director’s Body

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Analysis of the appearance of cinematic authors within their own fictional narratives and how this relates to self-projection. Theories of embodied spectatorship related to a discussion of embodied ... More


Apocalypse and Sacrifice in Modern Film: American Exceptionalism and a Scandinavian Alternative

Jon Pahl

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the conjunctions between sacrifice and apocalyptic thought concerning the ‘end of the world’ in selected American and Scandinavian films. Following a brief theoretical overview ... More


A Little Night Music

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

A Little Night Music was based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. An aristocratic-romantic-erotic operetta, Night Music was the third show in the post-Forum Sondheim-Prince era and ... More


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