Nihilism in Film and Television: A Critical Overview from Citizen Kane to The Sopranos

Nihilism in Film and Television: A Critical Overview from Citizen Kane to The Sopranos

by Kevin L. Stoehr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786425471
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/05/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin L. Stoehr is associate professor of humanities at Boston University and lives in Wells, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Preface: When Nothing Matters 1



1. Nietzsche, Nihilism, and Existentialism 5

2. The Nihilistic Vision of Film Noir and The Sopranos 27

3. “The On-Going Wow”: Tuning In to Dreams of Waking Life 55

4. The Ambiguity of Horizons: On the Nihilism and Perspectivism of Citizen Kane 67

5. Through the Glass Wall: Welcoming the Stranger inNeil Jordan’s The Crying Game 82

6. When the Legends Die: John Ford and the Fading of Traditions and Heroes 97

7. Kubrick’s Nihilistic Clockwork 137

8. Nihilism as Detached Existence 181



Notes 195

Bibliography 205

Index 209

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