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Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : A Philosophical Exploration, Paperback / softback Book

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : A Philosophical Exploration Paperback / softback

Edited by Hans (University of Kent, UK) Maes, Katrien (University of Antwerp, Belgium) Schaubroeck

Part of the Philosophers on Film series

Paperback / softback


Richard Linklater's celebrated Before trilogy chronicles the love of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) who first meet up in Before Sunrise, later reconnect in Before Sunset and finally experience a fall-out in Before Midnight.

Not only do these films present storylines and dilemmas that invite philosophical discussion, but philosophical discussion itself is at the very heart of the trilogy.

This book, containing specially commissioned chapters by a roster of international contributors, explores the many philosophical themes that feature so vividly in the interactions between Celine and Jesse, including:the nature of love, romanticism and marriagethe passage and experience of timethe meaning of lifethe art of conversation the narrative selfgenderdeathIncluding an interview with Julie Delpy in which she discusses her involvement in the films and the importance of studying philosophy, Before Sunrise.

Before Sunset. Before Midnight: A Philosophical Exploration is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, aesthetics, gender studies, and film studies.




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