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On Film
Title : On Film
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ISBN : 9780415247962
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 142

Few movies of recent times have caught and shocked our imagination as the "Alien" cinematic quartet and the quest of Sigourney Weaver's Flight Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. In this gripping and lucidly written book, Mulhall shows why these films fascinate us, by showing that they are compelling examples of philosophy in action. Bringing a philosopher's eye to cinema, he arguesFew movies of recent times have caught and shocked our imagination as the "Alien" cinematic quartet and the quest of Sigourney Weaver's Flight Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. In this gripping and lucidly written book, Mulhall shows why these films fascinate us, by showing that they are compelling examples of philosophy in action. Bringing a philosopher's eye to cinema, he argues that the "Alien" films take us deep into the question of what it is to be human. By developing the sexual significance of the aliens themselves and of Ripley's resistance to them, these films explore the relation of human identity to the body, in th


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  • Joshua

    I recently volunteered to write an article on the second edition of Stephen Mulhall's On Film. The first edition was part of Routledge's "Thinking in Action" series--a series of short books by philosophers that are intended for a general, non-specialist audience. In On Film, Mulhall offered a series of subtle explications of the Alien movies. He also used them to reflect on the philosophic significance of films. Mulhall explained in his introduciton that he was troubled by certain approaches in [...]