Posts Tagged ‘existentialism’

Wings Of Desire Trailer

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

On of my favorite movies, and definitely my favorite Peter Faulk movie, who died Thursday, is the existentialist German film Der Himmel über Berlin (The Sky Over Berlin), for which the US release was given the title Wings Of Desire. Von Wim Wnders’ film takes place in a post-war Berlin that is watched over by angels, invisible to all but children, who try to bring comfort to the city’s inhabitants. One of the angels, Daniel, falls in love with a trapeze artist and longs to become mortal. Hollywood remade the film as City of Angels, starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Found at YouTube from DHB1959.

Wings Of Desire Scene: Peter Faulk Explains The Joys Of Being Human

Found at YouTube from zerozeroisland.

City Of Angels Trailer

Found at YouTube from iLoveMovie.

Koopa’s Hell

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who are stuck between green pipes. Found at CollegeHumor.

Where’s Waldo, Existentially Speaking?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We’ve found Waldo: floating through the infinite void that is modern existence. Found at CollegeHumor.

The Gloves Come Off: Friedrich Nietzsche vs. Immanuel Kant

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Let’s get metaphysical. attacks rival: , wrong for America.

Waking Life Clips

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I had a chance to watch ‘s animated film the other day. Though I and I felt the film was oddly compelling, it felt tedious too. The movie is basically about the main character running into one person after another, all of whom espouse their various world views to him, be it about…

The Dreamers

Or Buddhist Philosophy

Language, Evolution, Nothing New & Time

I stuck with the movie because of the animation and frankly because it
was different, but the philosophizing began to wear on me. I was like,
where’s the action? In the following scene, the main character is hit by a car and it introduces the theme of the movie, dreams within dreams. I thought, yeah, these these whoa! concepts is the kind of stuff you’d talk about if you were stoned.

And it struck me: Of course! This movie was designed to be watched while on acid. Seriously. The shifting colors and backgrounds, the philosophical parade, even the score lent themselves to the creation of a "freak out" movie. After I figured that out, I could watch the rest of the film with fascination rather than tedium:

Government Conspiracy

Conservative radio talk show personality and conspiracy theorist rants:

Dreams As Reality

Lucid Dreams

Dream Is Destiny

Floating

Free Will

Abundance Of Life

Existentialism

Self Destructive Man

Revenge

Ants