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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Film and Philosophy | [Jim Fleming]

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Film and Philosophy

When we’ve had enough of reality, we often seek escape in a movie. But we don’t have to shut off our brains when we visit the cinema. Some films actually encourage us to use our minds. This hour, we explore philosophy through the lens of film.
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Publisher's Summary

In this hour, if A Prairie Home Companion can be a movie, why can't To The Best of Our Knowledge? This trailer for the forthcoming film featuresthe vocal stylings of Don LaFontaine, "King of the Movie Trailer Voice-Overs." Who will play Jim, Steve and Anne? Or will they play themselves?

Next, Geoff Dyer talks about his book, Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room.

Then, J. J. Murphy talks with Anne Strainchamps about his book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol.

After that, Kim Evans talks with Jim Fleming about her essay, “Charlie Kaufman, Screenwriter." The essay is from the book, The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman.

And finally, Barry Vacker talks with Steve Paulson about his book, Slugging Nothing: Fighting the Future in Fight Club. [Broadcast Date: February 27, 2013]

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