Philosophy: The Motion Picture
Is it a philosophical movie in the tradition of Ingmar Bergman? No. Does it have a smattering of philosophy like "The Matrix" movies? No. It is literally a two-hour feature film about philosophy. Yeesh. You'll have to drop a dollar to read it, because you will never, ever see it. More
This movie has never been made. That it should be made I will now argue.
Silly people go to the movies and stare in wide-eyed wonder as giant robots punch each other in the face. It is the goal of our movie to produce this same sense of wonder in wise people.
We’ll achieve this by celebrating both philosophy and cinema with satirical vignettes in which Willy Wonka argues with the children about the source of consciousness, Frankenstein and Igor debate the definition of humanity, a villain lectures James Bond about the limits of knowledge, and the Terminator robot arrives from the future with news about existentialism. The sketches will be held together by a Narrator who brings hipness and passion to the subject.
This fast-paced romp will examine, lionize, and lampoon such topics as deductive reasoning, the dialectic process, and the categorical imperative. Seriously, what more could you possibly want from a movie?
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