By Sam Girgus,Sam B. Girgus
In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the strain that exists among the "ontological event" of rapid event and the "ethical event" of redemptive relationships-associations during which absolute accountability engenders a transcendence of being and self.
In an unique commingling of philosophy and cinema examine, Sam B. Girgus applies Levinas's ethics to a number of foreign movies. His efforts aspect to a transnational development he phrases the "cinema of redemption" that portrays the fight to hook up with others in redeeming methods. Girgus not just finds the facility of those motion pictures to articulate the trouble among ontological identification and moral subjectivity. He additionally locates time and ethics in the constitution and content material of movie itself. Drawing at the paintings of Luce Irigaray, Tina Chanter, Kelly Oliver, and Ewa Ziarek, Girgus reconsiders Levinas and his courting to movie, attractive with a feminist specialize in the sexualized girl physique. Girgus deals clean readings of flicks from a number of a long time and cultures, together with Frank Capra's Mr. Smith is going to Washington (1939), Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1959), Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), John Huston's The Misfits (1961), and Philip Kaufman's The insufferable Lightness of Being (1988).
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Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption: Time, Ethics, and the Feminine (Film and Culture Series) by Sam Girgus,Sam B. Girgus