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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...gy of Environmentalism XI. The Invention of Lying: Fact and Truth XII. Hostel: The American Hostel XIII. Inceptions and Its Errors XIV. Aliens „R ... ... cultivates a False Self of a jazz giant in the making and the author of the Great American Novel but he is neither and he bitterly knows it. Even ... ...most heart rending smile when embarrassed or endangered. He is a caricature of the American dream: ambitious, driven, winsome, well versed in the m... ...and are available to anyone with a computer. The last decade witnessed a spate of films, all concerned with the confusion between life and the imi... ...enious "Capitan Fracasse", "Capricorn One", "Sliver", "Wag the Dog" and many lesser films have all tried to tackle this (un)fortunate state of thing... ...or concocted) of the studio stars were brutally exploited and incorporated in their films. Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney all were for... ...t ambivalence, its surrealistic moral landscape and deteriorates into another banal comedy of situations. Return Dreamcatcher - The Myth of Destr... ...marries the girl of his dreams (who scorned him before). But, this clever piece of comedy is philosophically muddled. The denizens of this dystopia...

Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in thirteen modern films.

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