內容簡介 "Film is made for philosophy," asserted Stanley Cavell. In addition to his work on scepticism, morality, and the intentions and meanings of ordinary language, the American philosopher wrote fascinatingly about cinema, arguing that film can reveal new ground for thinking through old philosophical problems. In this book, Catherine Wheatley draws upon Cavell's explicitly film-inspired works, key philosophical concepts and autobiographical writings, examining his analyses of films from Hollywood's Golden Age, the French New Wave, contemporary action cinema, silent film heroes Chaplin and Keaton, directors Cocteau and Hitchcock, and performers Greta Garbo and Ginger Rogers. Revealing the ways in which Cavell's thinking was shaped by the movies, Wheatly poses the question: what was it about film that taught the philosopher how best to live in the world?
作者介紹 Catherine Wheatley is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. She has written articles and essays on a wide range of contemporary cinema topics, and is the author of Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image (2010), French Film In Britain: Sex, Art And Cinephilia with Lucy Mazdon (2013) and the BFI Film Classic on Haneke's Caché (BFI 2013).