Philosophy, Myth and Epic Cinema: Beyond Mere Illusions

Magerstädt, Sylvie

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This is a philosophical discussion of cinema's power to create positive illusions and myths, drawing on Nietzsche, Kracauer, and Deleuze. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: APF; HPCF7; HPN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 151 x 226 x 13. Weight in Grams: 308. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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About the Author: Sylvie Magerstädt is a senior lecturer in media cultures at the University of Hertfordshire.

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