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Prof. Singer gives an overview of what will be covered in class.
Prof. Singer discusses the introductory chapter of his book, Film as Visual and Literary Philosophy.
Singer discusses Amélie and Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander and that these two films cannot be fully appreciated without a broadly philosophical recognition of the mythic characters in human nature. He also discusses the nature of imagination in both these films and in philosophy in general.
Singer discusses Me and the Colonel which is about a Jewish tailor who is trying to run away from the Nazis.
Myths of the meaning of death and the meaning of life in films by Jean Cocteau.
Orson Wells as a story teller.
Student Feedback on the movies they have seen thus far in the semester and on the course in general.
A student discusses her paper on The Lady Eve.
Singer discusses Marion Keane and her commentary on The Lady Eve.
A student discusses his paper on Pygmalion and My Fair Lady.
A student discusses his paper on The 39 Steps to examine the ways Hitchock uses subjective camera techniques. Singer also discusses the idea of the MacGuffin , a technique used by Hitchcock.
A student discusses his paper and his various ideas including the book Simulacra and Simulation. He debates whether to condemn myth-making in films or to praise them.
A student discusses her paper that will examine the role of the two women in Amélie and The Lady Eve and explore their desire to find love and in the end overcome their inner conflict.
A student discusses her paper and focuses on Amélie and how her imagination is keeping her from obtaining personal happiness specifically in the realm of love.