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The collection brings together a wide range of contributors, including both philosophers and film scholars. All of them address the question of whether philosophy can take the form of, or be articulated through, film.
Murray Smith and Thomas E. Wartenberg - Introduction.
I. The Very Idea of Film as Philosophy.
Paisley Livingston - These on Cinema as Philosophy.
Thomas E. Wartenberg - Beyond mere Illustration: How Films Can Be Philosophy.
Murray Smith - Film Art, Argument, and Ambiguity.
II. Popular American Film: Entertainment and Enlightenment.
Richard Allen - Hitchcock and Cavell.
Lester H. Hunt The Paradox of the Unknown Lover: A Reading of Letter from an Unknown Woman.
Dan Flory - Spike Lee and the Sympathetic Racist.'.
George Wilson - Transparency and Twist in Narrative Fiction Film.
Stephen Mulhall - The Impersonation of Personality: Film as Philosophy in Mission: Impossible.
Daniel Shaw - On being Philosophical and Being John Malkovich.
Christopher Grau - eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Morality of Memory.
III: Continental Philosophy, Continental Film.
Andras Balint Kovacs Sartre, the Philosophy of Nothingness, and the Modern Melodrama.
Paul C. Santilli - Cinema and Subjectivity in Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Katherine Ince - Is Sexy Comedy or Tragedy? Directing Desire adn Female Auteurship in the Cinema of Catherine Breillat.
IV: Films as "THEORY": The Avant -Garde.
Jinhee Choi Apperception on Display: Structural Films and Philosophy.
Noel Carroll philosophizing Through the Moving Image: The case of Serene Velocity.
Trevor Ponech - The Substance of Cinema.
Whitney Davis - The World Rewound: Peter Forgacs's Wittgenstein Tractatus.