Philosophy Meets Popular Culture

Philosophy Meets Popular Culture

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Kultur-Nørdernes Indtog

Games in generalPosted by Lars Konzack Thu, January 15, 2009 21:22:34
I dag er det nørdernes værdier og interesser, der sætter dagsordenen inden for en række kulturelle områder. Men hvad sker der, når Harry Potter-fans bliver dem, der for alvor bestemmer?

Læs mere:
Kultur-Nørdernes Indtog

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Entertainment vs. Entertaining

FilmPosted by Mikkel Leffers Svendstrup Mon, November 17, 2008 14:10:54

Since there's no "general" category, and I can't see how I should be able to create new categories, I post this in the film category.

At the November 7th conference, we started a discussion on the subject "Hvad er underholdning?"/"What's entertainment?". The catalyst for this discussion, was this marvelous claymation short:

Any new ideas og opinions on the subject? Personally, I don't find the wonderful film a piece of entertainment, however it might very well be entertaining.

Cheers

Mikkel

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Gods forgive... I don't!

FilmPosted by Mikkel Leffers Svendstrup Sat, November 15, 2008 08:34:32

As for religious references, the title of Giuseppe Collizi's Gods forgive... I don't is a good example. In the Italian western, the hero does not turn his cheek... It's an eye for an eye, og maybe it's acttually two of three eyes for an eye.

Here's the master crafted opening sequence, with a absolutely great score, which is a religious reference as well:

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Django

FilmPosted by Mikkel Leffers Svendstrup Sat, November 15, 2008 08:25:53

...And since there's no action here ... I'll keep on posting tough and sleazy cowboys...

Sergio Corbobucci's Django is a wonderful example of the gothis spaghetti western.

Trailer:

Enjoy! :)

Mikkel

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ll grande silenzio

FilmPosted by Mikkel Leffers Svendstrup Wed, November 12, 2008 21:49:10

In my presentation friday the 7th, I mentioned my favourite spaghetti bu Segio Corbucci - Il grande silenzio starring Klaus Kinski and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Here's the trailer:

And I wrote a review at uncut.dk as well a couple of years ago:

http://www.uncut.dk/show_review.php?review_id=1135

Cheers

Mikkel

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Film and Philosophy Conference Program

ConferencesPosted by Carsten Fogh Nielsen Mon, October 20, 2008 12:57:14
The program for the one day conference on Film and Philosophy at Aarhus Universitet on the 31st of october is now available. Clik here (pdf).

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Launch date October 7, 2008

Welcome and DemosPosted by Cynthia M. Grund Tue, October 07, 2008 18:57:03

We are launching this homepage almost exactly one month after we began to work on its development and design. We hope that you have had a chance to explore the various functionalities. We look forward to hearing from you!

. . . and last, but not least, our thanks to Søren R. Frimodt-Møller for some valuable advice which helped us to make important design and implementation decisions before we began the actual work of putting the site together.

Best wishes from the Editorial Staff,

Cynthia, Kean and Carsten

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Group dinner (at ones own expense) after the conference Filosofi og Populærkultur on November 7, 2008

Sign-up for dinner 7 Nov 2008Posted by Cynthia M. Grund Fri, October 03, 2008 21:30:38
Blog ImagePlease send us a short comment to this post to let us know if you would like to join the group who will go out to eat together on Friday, November 7 after the conference Filosofi og Populærkultur at SDU-Odense. It would probably be a good idea to let us know no later than Thursday, October 30, 2008.smiley

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Demo 1

Welcome and DemosPosted by Carsten Fogh Nielsen Mon, September 15, 2008 18:40:25

On this blog you can embed Youtube videoes:

Just click on the little camera icon and then copy/paste the "Embed" coding from Youtube into the relevant place.

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Welcome to Philosophy Meets Popular Culture

Welcome and DemosPosted by Cynthia M. Grund Sat, September 06, 2008 17:12:51

At long last - after four conferences spread out over 2005 - 2008, another one on its way in a few months, and at least 13 (!) years during which the products of popular culture have been integrated within philosophy instruction here in Denmark in courses ranging from extramural university level ("Folkeuniversitet") through graduate and undergraduate level - a forum is being established for the dissemination and discussion of any and all topics which deal with the meeting of Philosophy with Popular Culture.

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