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Author Abbott, Mathew, author

Title Abbas Kiarostami and film-philosophy / Mathew Abbott
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (167 pages.)
Summary Mathew Abbott presents a powerful new film-philosophy through the cinema of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. Mathew Abbott argues that Kiarostami's films carry out cinematic thinking: they do not just illustrate pre-existing philosophical ideas, but do real philosophical work. Crossing the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, he draws on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Alice Crary, Noel Carroll, Giorgio Agamben, and Martin Heidegger, bringing out the thinking at work in Kiarostami's most recent films: Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, ABC Africa, Ten, Five, Shirin, Certified Copy, and Like Someone in Love
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Kiarostami, Abbas.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748699910 (electronic bk.)
9780748699919 (electronic bk.)