24.213 Philosophy of Film

Fall 2004

Filming a burlesque on the burning of Rome 1922.
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.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features several video lectures.

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Irving Singer

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate