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Existentialism and Social Engagement in the Films of Michael Mann

  • Authors
  • Vincent M. Gaine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 1-9
  3. Mann and Movies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 13-27
    3. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 28-49
  4. Crime and Solitude

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 53-68
    3. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 69-87
    4. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 88-107
    5. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 108-127
    6. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 128-145
  5. History and Social Conscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 149-163
    3. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 164-178
    4. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 179-198
    5. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 199-216
    6. Vincent M. Gaine
      Pages 217-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 236-251

About this book

Introduction

Michael Mann's films receive a detailed analysis as existential dramas, including  Heat, Collateral , The Last of the Mohicans and Public Enemies. The book demonstrates that Mann's films perform critical engagement with existentialism, illustrating the problems and opportunities of living according to this philosophy.

Keywords

ethics existentialism film Hollywood philosophy

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