The Resource Movies and the Meaning of Life: : Philosophers Take on Hollywood, (ebook)

Movies and the Meaning of Life: : Philosophers Take on Hollywood, (ebook)

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Movies and the Meaning of Life: : Philosophers Take on Hollywood
Title
Movies and the Meaning of Life:
Title remainder
Philosophers Take on Hollywood
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Language
eng
Summary
"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?""Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day)
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Midwest
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Blessing, Kimberly A
Dewey number
  • 791.43
  • 791.43/684
  • 791.43684
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Tudico, Paul
  • hoopla digital
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Motion pictures
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adult
Label
Movies and the Meaning of Life: : Philosophers Take on Hollywood, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780812698749
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11841900
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11841900
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MWT11841900
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Movies and the Meaning of Life: : Philosophers Take on Hollywood, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812698749
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11841900
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11841900
System control number
MWT11841900
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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