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The Resource Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski

Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski

Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book
Title
Steven Spielberg and philosophy
Title remainder
we're gonna need a bigger book
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dean A. Kowalski
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Without question, few directors have had such a powerful influence on the film industry and the moviegoing public as Steven Spielberg. Often referred to as the most successful American filmmaker of all time, Spielberg has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director six times, winning twice-for Schindler's List in 1994 and Saving Private Ryan in 1999. Seven of his films have received the Best Picture Oscar nomination. He has brought to life some of the most popular heroes of all time, such as Indiana Jones, as well as some of the most despised villains, including Amon Goeth from Schindler's List and the killer shark from Jaws. Whatever the subject--dinosaurs, war, extra-terrestrials, slavery, the Holocaust, or terrorism--one clear and consistent touchstone is present in all of Spielberg's films: an interest in the human condition. In Steven Spielberg and Philosophy, Dean A. Kowalski and some of the nation's most respected philosophers investigate Spielberg's art to lluminate the nature of humanity. The book explores rich themes such as cinematic realism, fictional belief, terrorism, family ethics, consciousness, virtue and moral character, human rights, and religion in Spielberg's work. Avid moviegoers and deep thinkers will discover plenty of common ground in this collection
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kowalski, Dean A.
Series statement
The philosophy of popular culture
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  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Motion pictures
Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition -- The "big-little" film and philosophy : two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley -- The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro -- Levinasian ethics of alterity : the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright -- The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski -- A.I. : Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn -- Values, virtue, and justice -- What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? : Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence -- Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz -- A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis -- Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman -- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy -- Realism, mind and metaphysics -- Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm -- A.I. : Artificial Intelligence : artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White -- Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski -- Appendix : Discussing five Spielberg films
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ocn299792520
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Extent
1 online resource (vii, 274 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813138701
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • 6a180c0d-95db-4143-ad51-4b78f703e913
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)299792520
Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition -- The "big-little" film and philosophy : two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley -- The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro -- Levinasian ethics of alterity : the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright -- The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski -- A.I. : Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn -- Values, virtue, and justice -- What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? : Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence -- Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz -- A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis -- Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman -- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy -- Realism, mind and metaphysics -- Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm -- A.I. : Artificial Intelligence : artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White -- Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski -- Appendix : Discussing five Spielberg films
Control code
ocn299792520
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813138701
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2hgzw6
  • 6a180c0d-95db-4143-ad51-4b78f703e913
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)299792520

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