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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 ... ...ecessary in pursuing this goal. Ripley's reality test is maintained throughout the film. In other words - while he gradually merges with the object... ... 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... ... Ripley time and again, mysteriously, capriciously, cruelly. Thus, ultimately, the film is an intricate study of the pernicious ways of psychopatho... ...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... ...ps shouting: "Be careful, I am spontaneous". The Director and fat-cat capitalistic producers want him to be spontaneous, they want him to make deci... ... a long time. Greedy, thoughtless money machines in the form of billionaire tycoon-producers exploit Truman's life shamelessly and remorselessly in... ...t display of human vices possible. The Director indulges in his control-mania. The producers indulge in their monetary obsession. The viewers (on b...

Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in thirteen modern films.

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

...(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 2 GH. C. DINULESCU–CÂMPIN... ...THE PHYSICS American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 3 This book can be ... ...wwwlib.umi.com/bod/search/basic (Books on Demand) Copyright 2002 by American Research Press Rehoboth, Box 141 NM 87322, USA E-mail: M_L_Pere... ... the above mentioned accident, nobody was ever struck by the train. The producers of the documentary made a video record of a simulated incident, a... ...jealousy, had died under not exactly normal circumstances. In a thematic film, the Discovery Channel tells the story of a motorist who brought home ... ...between the dwellers and the ghosts of the house. An English documentary film tells about the friendship of a British child with another child ″see...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...calls a singularity which was the origin of the Big Bang. If you reverse the film of a pebble hitting the 2-dimensional The Path of Splitness Cha... ...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 ... ...s another medium like water, or a transparent pane of glass, or a transparent film of plastic. Space is a Pure Formless Medium. The only reason ... ...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... ...ll be dumped squarely back into the laps of the assholes who created it. Then producers and consumers will be forced to become more responsible. Th... ...ber Baron underdog, or any underdog. Then Hoover blackmailed three Hollywood producers to make movies glorifying the government scum that shot down... ... productivity supplanting human concerns has become the ethical norm for both producers and consumers. Only when public awareness is raised eno...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...rs between the types of intermediaries are blurred. Barnes and Noble (the American bookstores chain) has, in effect, become a publisher. Many publis... ... The result was a globe encompassing network of academic institutions. The American Pentagon established the network of all networks, the ARPANET. Ot... ...lterior motives of members of the ruling political echelons (the infamous American Paranoia), a lack of variety and of catering to the tastes and in... ...("safety in redundancy"). They contain Web pages, television programming, films, e-books, archives of discussion lists, etc. Such materials can help... ...l, the costs of production are lower (with the exception of the music and film industries), the marketing channels more numerous (half of the income... ...processes, books, newspapers, any printed matter, works of art and music, films (which, at their beginning were not considered art), software, softwa... ... What does PG intend to do about the legislative asymmetry between content producers and creators - and content consumers? Lobby Congress? Testify? P... ...ly available, from anyone at any price. The only benefit accrues to media producers, who restrict the quantity of available prior materials so that ... ... outcome of disrespect towards content intermediaries such as publishers, producers, and retail outlets. I don't know for sure because there is no r...

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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... ...IMF with its austerity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Princip... ...n certain, influential, professions (in banking, finance, the media, politics, the film industry, publishing, science, the humanities, etc.). This ... ...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... ... deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to w... ...at the firm level and, as a result, throughout the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and busine...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...uitively, that cartels are more likely to form in industries and sectors with many producers. The more concentrated the industry - i.e., the more o... ...d sell them as inputs to other firms. Thus, many firms are concomitantly consumers, producers, and suppliers. In a paper published last year and tit... ...mes deter competition and new entrants. A multiplicity of vendors, retail outlets, producers, or suppliers does not always foster competition. And ... ...ot always foster competition. And many products have umpteen substitutes. Consider films - cable TV, satellite, the Internet, cinemas, video rental... ...uch as the recently established African Trade Insurance Agency or the more veteran American OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the Bri... ...d a refund of all war and terrorist liabilities above $100 million per airline. The Americans later extended the coverage until mid-May. The Europea... ... to scholarly publishing and other form of intellectual property such as software, films, music, and e-books. Consumers are divided on the issue o... ...nnovation generates the very tools that facilitate further innovation. The eminent American economist Robert Merton - quoted in Sigma 3/2001 - desc... ...hing. Napster-like peer to peer networks undermine the foundations of the music and film industries. Open source software is encroaching on the tur...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

...ing 33 Advocacy 33 Fundraising 33 Nonmarketing Exchanges 34 SUMMARY 35 3 IDEA PRODUCERS 36 THE EMERGING CONCEPT SECTOR 36 Government, a Specia... ...to The New State of the Economy (Allvine and Tarpley 1977), Philip Kotler wrote: Americans will have to pay more attention to resource conservation... ...lives. (p. xiii) In the book the authors succinctly speak of reformulation of the American Dream such that our society will have “to expect less in... ...intended to be fruitful and multiply ("Save the Whales" 1979): The materialistic American dream, while dominant, is not universal. Young adults sh... ...profit inspired, they have a place in cell (7). When adoption becomes widespread, producers of fashion apparel quickly capitalize on the populariza... ...s as applied to ideas are taken up in the next part of this book. 36 3 IDEA PRODUCERS THE EMERGING CONCEPT SECTOR This chapter explores a s... ... crime and violence. There is 80 some evidence negating the effectiveness of films as idea channels (Brembeck and Howell 1976, p. 39). On the...

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