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Introduction and overview of the schedule for class.
Professor Singer talks about his goals for the class and the idea of film as philosophy. He also briefly summarizes the major themes of the movies discussed throughout the semester.
Singer discusses The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman.
Discussion of Bergman's "Chamber Movies": Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence.
Students speak about their papers.
A student discusses her paper on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A student discusses his paper on O Brother Where Art Thou ? where myth is used as parody in the movie.
A student discusses her paper on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the meaning of life with the myth of death.
A student discusses his paper that examines heroes in Clint Eastwood type movies where the hero is usually a crook.
A student discusses her paper on the different interpretations of what "the Force" actually is in Star Wars.
A student discusses his paper on the idea of fantasy as a means to heal someone.