Deadline U.S.A. and the idea of virtue are amazing bedfellows to terrifically explain Virtue Theory in its character Ed Hutcheson. It also helps that one of the greatest actors of all-time, Humphrey Bogart, happens to be your lead. Virtue Theory, described by the best Green brother Hank in Crash Course Philosophy, as a theory that … Continue reading Don’t Bogart That Virtue: ‘Deadline – U.S.A.’ and Virtue Theory
‘Live from Baghdad,’ It’s Contractarianism!
“Cooperation pays but only when trust your fellow contractors to keep to their agreements,” Hank Green of Crash Philosophy says about Thomas Hobbe’s theory of Contractarianism. This philosophy wonderfully applies to the HBO Film from 2002, Live from Baghdad and the stakes executive producer Robert Weiner and his crew face when covering the invasion of … Continue reading ‘Live from Baghdad,’ It’s Contractarianism!
A “Spotlight” of Divinity and Lasped Faith
Every Oscar season, I, as many film fans do, try my best to watch every Best Picture nominee in the run-up to the awards. In 2016, after deep dives into the technicolor wasteland of Mad Max: Fury Road, the realistic terror of Room, and seeing a bear beat the pulp out of Leonardo DiCaprio in … Continue reading A “Spotlight” of Divinity and Lasped Faith
Lost in Xanadu: Hedonism and Eudaimonia in ‘Citizen Kane’
This quote looms large in American cinema. Citizen Kane itself has been the subject of many essays and op-eds since the film’s debut back in 1941. This examination will probably be no different in the grand scheme of things adding to the pile, but let’s focus on the idea of hedonism and eudaimonia, as greatly … Continue reading Lost in Xanadu: Hedonism and Eudaimonia in ‘Citizen Kane’