Memento (Philosophers on Film) by Andrew Kania

By Andrew Kania

Within a brief house of time, the movie Memento has already been hailed as a latest vintage. Memorably narrated in opposite, from the viewpoint of Leonard Shelby, the film’s important personality, it follows Leonard’s chaotic and visceral quest to find the id of his wife’s killer and avenge her homicide, regardless of his lack of ability to shape new long term stories.

This is the 1st ebook to discover and deal with the myriad philosophical questions raised by means of the movie, touching on own id, unfastened will, reminiscence, wisdom, and motion. It additionally explores difficulties in aesthetics raised through the movie via its narrative constitution, ontology, and style. starting with a priceless advent that areas the movie in context and maps out its advanced constitution, specifically commissioned chapters research the next topics:

  • memory, emotion, and self-consciousness

  • agency, unfastened will, and responsibility

  • personal identity

  • narrative and well known cinema

  • the movie style of neo-noir

  • Memento and multimedia

Including annotated additional interpreting on the finish of every bankruptcy, Memento is crucial interpreting for college kids attracted to philosophy and movie studies.

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