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'In a Moment of Brilliance': Heidegger's Horsemen, HIGH NOON and the Existential Sentiment of 'Westerns'
By evidence and common consent, great 'western' movies are mythical encompassing a Weltanschauung that has engaged viewers within diverse cultures for over a century. Questions recur, however. What makes them so? and why ...
A Note on the Proper Study of Film: A Response to C. B. Hunt
A cautionary response, published within the Newsletter of the American Film Institute in November-December 1980, to suggestions to the contrary about the teaching of film and the administration of those doing it made within ...
Review of Noël Carroll's "Problems of Classical Film Theory" (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988)
(The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1989)
A review of Noël Carroll's Problems of Classical Film Theory (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988), x + 268 pages, published on pages 85 and 86 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47, No. 1 ...
Reclaiming the Gaze: Mulvey, Feminism and the Woman Spectator
A essay by Barbara Hehner on feminism and its relevance for the study of films and filmmaking as submitted in November of 1985 in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a course in Film Theory taught by EWC. She was ...
How to Measure an Ideology
A primer on the rudiments of the tough task of theorizing for film 'theorists' unable to distinguish theories from ideologies.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Induction? Flip a Coin, Twice if Needed
A simple solution to Hume's problem of induction, pragmatically construed.
McLuhan's Method: the Mad Hatter at Tea with Austin and Wittgenstein
What was McLuhan doing? How was he doing it? Was it important? Within this essay I try to answer those questions by linking what he said and did, and how he did it, with the ways and means of the seemingly dissimilar ...
Kant at the La Ciotat Station: the Arrival of the Lumière's Train
In 1787 Immanuel Kant published a second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. Within a new preface he reaffirmed an identity that his critics had failed to comprehend: we and God encounter things differently rather than ...
Oracular Fragments: Harold Innis, Plato and the Oral Tradition - Teaching and the Canadian Obligation
An enquiry into the nature, scope and limits of the conjectures of Harold Innis with respect to the oral tradition and its possible import for the art of teaching – within Canada in particular.
Pudovkin's Precept, Part 3: Bringing Movies to Kant's 'Transcendental Unity of Apperception'
In 1926, Vsevolod Pudovkin, a not-so-young Russian of thirty-two making his first movie of feature length, articulated within a brief manual for filmmakers how to solve the fundamental problem of film design by describing ...