“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook” – William James
If you’re interested in philosophical and socio-cultural deconstructions of popular (and not so popular) films, this space is for you.
If, like me, you find yourself asking big questions while watching a film (not just plot holes) like:
- Where did the idea for this film come from?
- I’ve seen this idea done before somewhere…
- What’s the word for this branch of philosophy called?
- Why do the characters look they way they do?
- Why do the characters say what they do?
The umbrella answer to all these questions are: the media, film producers and directors. With a very post-modernist argument, it’s my view that everything has a root – outfits, hairstyles, concepts – everything comes from somewhere.
It’s been a struggle for me to find websites of this nature, where films can be philosophically deconstructed and traced. As well as discursively and critically interrogating a film text, I like to throw in some reviews that you may find interesting.
I have a degree in Media, Journalism and Culture, which means I’m naturally going to throw out chunks of criticism.
You can have a gander at my Twitter page: https://twitter.com/#!/SAVOfficial
What Can I Expect from Your Site?
You’ll always find an element of philosophy in my reviews and thoughts of a film – I hope to spark an interest in you about the wider social implications a film can achieve (you can count on becoming a pseudo-Socrates).
- News in film and almost all elements of culture/philosophy
- Thoughts on almost all elements of culture
- Hopefully, a good read.
My favourite films will be categorised as such. If I’m lucky enough to cycle through all of my favourite films, they will be categorised accordingly. If I’ve slated a film you so happen to adore, please comment and I’ll be happy to consider your views.