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I recently completed a Master of Arts in Film Studies and am interested in discussing film academia and pretty much anything cinema related!

Specifically interested in Gnosticism as an emerging genre in film studies (The Truman Show, The Matrix trilogy, Dark City, Black Swan). I also like dark family dramas and anything by Malick and PTA.

When you think about it everyone is larping, but just a few realize it

Where all my fans at? Let's rap about character development, ideological point of view, and philosophical big pictures after that divisive penultimate.

@DickFinnerty3 I just wanna say that Duck Amuck is one of the best Looney Tunes cartoons in existence.

...Please forgive my nerding out upon seeing that screenshot from the ending of said cartoon. Carry on.

@phagman

Eric G. Wilson wrote a very interesting book called Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film. Aside from various academics like Kwiatkowski who've written single articles about individual films with Gnostic interpretations, Wilson's book is currently the cornerstone for this new line of thought in film studies.

@phagman

1) A great impact indeed. It's hard to talk about the creation of a new cinematic genre--which in of itself is a debated and somewhat arbitrary term in film studies--when theologians and history academics themselves debate whether Gnosticism is even a proper term. Fryderyk Kwiatkowski wrote an article in 2016 about the concept of Gnosticism in relation to fiction studies, stressing contemporary and accurate methodological approaches towards fiction with Gnostic components.

@armand

Hey Armand!

Consider the mytholgoical undertones of the story in relation to the Garden of Eden Gnostic viewpoint: a "true man" is held prisoner in a fake world designed by a sort of demiurgic ruler (Ed Harris' Christof). It's only through gaining insight (gnosis) and challenging this imposed reality that Truman is able to escape it and truly be free.

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Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!

I recently completed a Master of Arts in Film Studies and am interested in discussing film academia and pretty much anything cinema related!

Specifically interested in Gnosticism as an emerging genre in film studies (The Truman Show, The Matrix trilogy, Dark City, Black Swan). I also like dark family dramas and anything by Malick and PTA.

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