Philosophy of Film

A photo of a cameraman, director and two actors on a set.

Filming a burlesque on the burning of Rome, 1922. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-119624 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

24.213

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course is a seminar on the philosophical analysis of film art, with an emphasis on the ways in which it creates meaning through techniques that define a formal structure. There is a particular focus on aesthetic problems about appearance and reality, literary and visual effects, communication and alienation through film technology.

Singer, Irving. 24.213 Philosophy of Film, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-213-philosophy-of-film-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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