R. Douglas Geivett
Publisher: IVP Academic (November 17, 2007)
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"Those who inform tales rule society." Plato So who at the present time are our central storytellers? now not philosophers, yet filmmakers. in the event you understand either the large leisure strength and the culture-shaping energy of movie, this booklet will stir brain and mind's eye. for nice tales freight world-sized principles, principles useful of contemplation and dialog. nice cinema conjures up ask yourself. yet one other thinker, Aristotle, reminds us that ask yourself is the real resource of philosophy. So maybe Plato or Aristotle may need a shot at ruling society, even today--if they got interested in movie. those fourteen essays reflect on vintage and present movies including a number of significant philosophical topics, all in the context of Christian religion: (1) the human , (2) the human brain and the character of figuring out, (3) the ethical lifestyles, and (4) religion and faith. Citizen Kane, giant Fish and beautiful girl give a contribution to an in-depth attention of the human situation. The Truman express, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and it is a amazing existence, between others, light up mirrored image at the human brain and the character of understanding. the ethical lifestyles, individuals engage with such extraordinary motion pictures as Pleasantville, Bowling for Columbine, Mystic River and The Silence of the Lambs. the ultimate part pursues the subject matter of religion and faith traced via a few Hong Kong martial arts movies, touch, 2001: an area Odyssey and U2's song documentary Rattle and Hum. A veritable movie competition for all those that are looking to nurture the sweetness of philosophical inquiry and the affection of Christian theology via an engagement with the large rules at the significant display.