Monday, May 7, 2012

films that include philosophical themes worth exploring

1) Donnie Darko for epistemology. It is about a troubled teenager who is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

2) The Black Swan for personal identity and  essence of evil. It is about a ballet dancer who wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

1 comment:

  1. Black Swan is an AMAZING movie which I kept meaning to bring up somehow in class discussions, but they just moved at too fast a pace sometimes for me to throw it in there. I'll have to rewatch it sometime and make a ontology-driven post on this blog.