Woody Allen - Eighteen Woody Allen Films Analyzed: Anguish, God And Existentialism

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  • 245 Pages
  • Softcover
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

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This new textbook is an abridgment of the author's earlier Woody Allen's Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films (McFarland, 1997; "invaluable" - Choice.)

Five main topics are explored: the desire of many of his characters to ground their lives in traditional ethical values despite their realization that such values may no longer be certain; the opposition between pessimism and optimism throughout his films; gender issues relating to romantic love, sexual desire and the ongoing changes in our cultural expectations of both men and women; the idea that contemporary American society is rapidly descending into barbarism precisely because of societal failure to maintain a sense of individual moral responsibility; and a critique of psychoanalysis as a method for understanding human behavior.

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  • Sales Rank: 35,440
  • ISBN: 9780786413195
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