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.

Irving Singer. 24.213 Philosophy of Film, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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