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The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, (electronic book ;)

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The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium
Title
The search for meaning in film and television
Title remainder
disenchantment at the turn of the millennium
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Marcus Maloney
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.
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UK-WkNB
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1977-
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Maloney, Marcus
Dewey number
791.4301
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Motion pictures
  • Television programs
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
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This fascinating study explores the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives: Pixar's animated feature film, Toy Story; Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight; the television romantic comedy, Sex and the City; and, finally, the mobster drama, The Sopranos. The readings are guided by a number of inter-related questions. First, in what ways do these popular stories speak to the modern West's meaning dilemma? What do they have to say about contemporary culture, and its capacity to illuminate the fundamental human? What are the core problems faced by the central characters and how are they resolved? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, do the four stories that come into focus suggest hope or despair in the modern West's search for meaning?
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The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, (electronic book ;)
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  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137499288
Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Just a Toy 3. Batman and Society 4. Self, Sex and the City 5. Tony Soprano and the Big Nothing 6. Conclusion Notes Bibliography
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9781137499295
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137499295
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unspecified
Label
The search for meaning in film and television : disenchantment at the turn of the millennium, Marcus Maloney, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137499288
Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Just a Toy 3. Batman and Society 4. Self, Sex and the City 5. Tony Soprano and the Big Nothing 6. Conclusion Notes Bibliography
Control code
9781137499295
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137499295
Specific material designation
unspecified

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