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Stanley Cavell and the Magic of Hollywood Films

Daniel Shaw


Stanley Cavell’s writings on film as a visual medium, and as making myths that address our scepticism about the values that allow us to see everyday life worth living, are emerging as highly influential in the burgeoning area of aesthetics that deals with the philosophy of film. The intent of this book is to trace the philosophical roots of his world view, summarize his general approach to the filmic medium, explain his genre theories, and offer original readings of types of film which are different from the comedies and melodramas that he spoke of most extensively. Throughout, I will be addre ... More

Keywords: Cavell, Hollywood, scepticism, belief, acknowledgement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474455701
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Shaw, author
Lock Haven University