"The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers offers a very smart, provocative, and stylishly written set of essays on the films of the Coen brothers. The volume makes a convincing case for reading their films within a wide array of philosophic contexts and persuasively demonstrates that the films of the Coen brothers often implicitly and sometimes explicitly engage with central issues in the history of western philosophy from Plato and Aristotle to Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Baudrillard, and MacIntyre." Michael Valdez Moses, author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture"
"This volume is written for both fans of the Coen brothers and the philosophically curious, without the technical language. Both educational and entertaining, this philosophical compilation is recommended for public and academic libraries, particularly those with degree programs in philosophy and film."―Joshua Finnell, Library Journal"―
Mark T. Conard is assistant professor of philosophy at Marymount College. He is the series editor of The Philosophy of Popular Culture series and the editor of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Film Noir, The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, and The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese.
I read this book along with another for a class and found this collection to be the better of the two books. The essays varied between academese and easier to read writing.Published 6 months ago by Ziln
Good study of philosophy in film ,particularly Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard. New insight into Coen brothers film and the place of new noir and existentialism.Published 13 months ago by Steve Gregory Hood
The book is very technical. It presumes a basis in 19th and 20th century philosophy. It is probably a good text for a film student in an undergraduate or graduate program but is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ronald J. Sribnik