Performing Arts

TERRENCE MALICK: FILMMAKER AND PHILOSOPHER

Many critics have approached Terrence Malick's work from a philosophical perspective, arguing that his films express philosophy through cinema. With their remarkable images of nature, poetic voiceovers, and meditative reflections, Malick's cinema certainly invites philosophical engagement. In Terrence Malick: Filmmaker and Philosopher, Robert Sinnerbrink takes a different approach, exploring Malick's work as a case of cinematic ethics: films that evoke varieties of ethical experience, encompassing existential, metaphysical, and religious perspectives. Malick's films are not reducible to a particular moral position or philosophical doctrine; rather, they solicit ethically significant forms of experience, encompassing anxiety and doubt, wonder and awe, to questioning and acknowledgment, through aesthetic engagement and poetic reflection. Drawing on a range of thinkers and approaches from Heidegger and Cavell, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, to phenomenology and moral psychology Sinnerbrink explores how Malick's films respond to the problem of nihilism the loss of conviction or belief in prevailing forms of value and meaning and the possibility of ethical transformation through cinema: from self-transformation in our relations with others to cultural transformation via our attitudes towards towards nature and the world. Sinnerbrink shows how Malick's later films, from The Tree of Life to Voyage of Time, provide unique opportunities to explore cinematic ethics in relation to the crisis of belief, the phenomenology of love, and film's potential to invite moral transformation.Many critics have approached Terrence Malick's work from a philosophical perspective, arguing that his films express philosophy through cinema. With their remarkable images of nature, poetic voiceovers, and meditative reflections, Malick's cinema certainly invites philosophical engagement.
July 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$26.95

PLAYING CHANGES: JAZZ FOR THE NEW CENTURY

In jazz parlance, “playing changes” refers to an improviser’s resourceful path through a chord progression. In this definitive guide to the jazz of our time, leading critic Nate Chinen boldly expands on that idea, taking us through the key changes, concepts, events, and people that have shaped jazz since the turn of the century—from Wayne Shorter and Henry Threadgill to Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding; from the phrase “America’s classical music” to an explosion of new ideas and approaches; from claims of jazz’s demise to the living, breathing scene that exerts influence on mass culture, hip-hop, and R&B. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, packed with essential album lists and listening recommendations, Playing Changes takes the measure of this exhilarating moment—and the shimmering possibilities to come.One of jazz's leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time.
July 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$16.95

M

Written by Deighan, Samm
Fritz Lang's first sound feature, M (1931), is one of the earliest serial killer films in cinema history and laid the foundation for future horror movies and thrillers, particularly those with a disturbed killer as protagonist.
August 12, 2019 | Paperback | Auteur | 120 Pages |
$15.00
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APPLAUSE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE IN MODERN TYPE: COMEDIES, HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES

Written by Shakespeare, William
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October 1, 2000 | Hardcover | Applause Books |
$80.00
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FILM NOIR READER

Written by Ursini, James
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August 1, 2004 | Paperback | Limelight |
$24.99
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JACO: THE EXTRAORDINARY AND TRAGIC LIFE OF JACO PASTORIUS - ANNIVERSARY EDITION (ANNIVERSARY)

Written by Milkowski, Bill
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October 1, 2005 | Paperback | Backbeat Books |
$24.99
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GRANT GREEN: REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN GENIUS OF JAZZ GUITAR

Written by Green, Sharony Andrews
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February 1, 2002 | Paperback | Backbeat Books |
$18.99
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LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

Written by Lewis, Roger
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February 1, 2000 | Paperback | Applause Books |
$18.99
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QUENTIN TARANTINO: THE CINEMA OF COOL

Written by Dawson, Jeff
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February 1, 2000 | Paperback | Applause Books |
$16.95
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GRAHAM GREENE FILM READER: REVIEWS, ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS & FILM STORIES

Written by Greene, Graham
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February 1, 2000 | Paperback | Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers |
$23.95

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