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Black Suns and a Bright Planet

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...End-of-the-world movies Asked in an interview about the future of humanity, German director Werner Herzog gave a terse reply: ‘I’m convinced that our presence on this planet is not sustainable, so we will be extinct fairly soon ....

Film as Thought Experiment

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The previous chapters sketched the general background that led film studies to turn to philosophy. They also outlined some of the reasons that make new thinking about European cinema both possible and necessary, and signalled the need...