Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics (Popular Culture and Philosophy)


The bathe scene in Psycho; Cary furnish working for his lifestyles via a cornfield; “innocent” birds covered up on a fence ready, gazing — those seminal cinematic moments are as actual to moviegoers as their very own lives. yet what makes them so? What deeper forces are at paintings in Hitchcock’s motion pictures that so captivate his fanatics? This selection of articles within the sequence that’s explored such pop-culture phenomena as Seinfeld and The Simpsons examines these forces with clean eyes. those essays display a desirable variety of subject matters: Sabotage’s classes concerning the morality of terrorism and counter-terrorism; Rope’s controversial Nietzschean underpinnings; Strangers on a Train’s definition of morality. the various essays examine extra overarching questions, equivalent to why Hitchcock is based so seriously at the Freudian subconscious. In all, the publication positive aspects 18 philosophers paying a distinct homage to the mythical auteur in a manner that’s available even to informal fans.

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