Philosophy in film

This course is a virtual seminar on the philosophical analysis of film art, with an emphasis on the ways in which it creates meaning through techniques that define a formal structure. There is a particular focus on aesthetic problems about appearance and reality, literary and visual effects, communication and alienation through film technology.


2 – Realism and formalism in film

Author: Jordi Rubio

This second lesson discusses the interpenetration of realism and formalism. Assigments In this lesson we will read the book Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and Technique, by Irving Singer. If…

3 – Three philosophical filmmakers

Author: Jordi Rubio

This third lesson compares the work of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir. Assigments In this lesson we will read the book Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir. If…