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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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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...ticles: a living organic cell. This is why galaxies exist as faint, cellular films of energy on the outer perimeters of huge, empty inter-galactic ... ...h. Science supports this unspoken assumption. It portrays animals in Nature films as savage-violent killing-murdering things… acting in insane fren... ...aten alive. Therefore they prey on the deep human fear of dying to sell their films by focusing upon violent gruesome aberrations. The one-side... ...ew lions? When there were millions of grazing animals? Why didn’t the North American natives colonize the land where millions of bison lived? It ... ...hapter Three: Summary of Hominid-Human development 205 The earliest North American cultures invented bone-tools and flint tools by themselves. B... ...plitting with crude stones as the first form of stone technology. After North American humans began splitting Mammoth-bones: did they start evolving... ...000 years to Rome… It comes from Ancient Roman Culture. Where the height of comedy and entertainment was one Roman fool… beating another Roman foo... ...h emotionally by poisoning the meaning of what is said. Turning tragedy into comedy, and comedy into tragedy. False humor is an emotional lie. The... ...r own lives or their own problems. Because if they did… if they did not go to comedy houses or watch sitcoms… they might actually stand up and do so...

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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

...egata in 41 film” {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explored in 41 Films}, Published by the Sophia University of Rome, (S.U.R.) Rome, 1995).... ...dge but not after truth. For this reason, Dante Alighieri, in his “Divine Comedy”, condemns Ulysses to the inferno, after having him die at sea dur... ...is. When, in October of 1994, a bullet killed the little seven-year-old American Nicholas Green while he was traveling with his family in Italy, ... ...iegata in 41 film”{Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift explained in 41 films} , Published by Sophia University of Rome, (S.U.R.) Rome, 1995). W... ... time or from any time after them. This is what Dante did in his “Divine Comedy”, where with absolute liberty he mixed historical fact with imagin... ... first to assert this, and not long ago, Harold Bloom, one of the greatest American literary critics, said this in his most recently published book ... ...gata in 41 film”, {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explored in 41 Films} , (Published by the Sophia University of Rome (S.U.R.), Rome, 1995)...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ...estructible entity. The artifacts of popular culture - thrillers, action and sci-fi films, video games, computer viruses - assume that all organisms... ...t ambivalence, its surrealistic moral landscape and deteriorates into another banal comedy of situations. Internet, Metaphors of Four metaphors c...

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