By Sam Girgus,Sam B. Girgus

ISBN-10: 0231147643

ISBN-13: 9780231147644

ISBN-10: 0231147651

ISBN-13: 9780231147651

In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the stress that exists among the "ontological event" of instant adventure and the "ethical experience" of redemptive relationships-associations within 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 quite a few foreign movies. His efforts element 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 movies to articulate the hindrance among ontological id 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, enticing with a feminist concentrate on the sexualized lady physique. Girgus bargains clean readings of flicks from numerous 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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