Existentialist Cinema

  • William C. Pamerleau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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  3. Setting the Stage: Theoretical Issues

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  4. Meaningful Movies

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  5. Conclusion

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-244

About this book


An exploration of the relationship between cinema and existentialism, in terms of their mutual ability to describe the human condition, this book combines analyses of topics in the philosophy of film with an exploration of specific existentialist themes expressed in the films of Fellini, Bergman and Woody Allen, among others.


cinema Federico Fellini film Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy stage

Authors and affiliations

  • William C. Pamerleau
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Pittsburgh at GreensburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230235465
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36539-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23546-5
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