Celluloid Thoughts - DC Philosophy and Film Grouphttp://www.meetup.com/Celluloid-Thoughts-DC-Philosophy-and-Film-Group/http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/8/5/a/e/global_129634222.jpeg20120616
I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there? … Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different. (Memento, 2000)
No matter what anyone tells you - words and ideas can change the world. (Dead Poets Society, 1989)
See, Mr. Gitts, most people never have to face the fact that at the right time and the right place, they're capable of anything. (Chinatown, 1974)
Batty: I've done... questionable things. Tyrell: Also extraordinary things; revel in your time. (Blade Runner, 1982)
Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man. (A Clockwork Orange, 1971)
Thoroughly intertwined, philosophy and film represent a complex interplay between thought, perception, time, ethics, memory, and aesthetics, among many other concepts. From Blade Runner to Memento, from Before the Sunset to The Passenger, from Alien to La Dolce Vita, and many, many more amazing movies in between, philosophy has underpinned the creation and making of cinema while cinema, in turn, has helped to redefine and rethink philosophical categories, sex, gender, time and space, and to create new concepts that illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics, and epistemology.
The purpose of this group is to explore and discuss these and other related issues in an engaging forum. Currently, the intent is to meet once a month, or more frequently if there is enough interest to do so. Hoping to see you at the next meeting!