Film as Art; Gilliam and Cronenberg: The Existential Individual in an Absurd World

Terry Gilliam (a picture guy) and David Cronenberg (a word guy) come from a mindset of the modernist/ existentialist worldview but make their artwork in an ironic/postmodern world the filmmakers both consider the lack of meaning in the world and the powerlessness of the individual. Gilliam thinks of identity in terms of imagination; Cronenberg thinks in terms of the body's effect on the mind. Both explore the role of the artist and the individual and the nature and forms of reality. Trigger warning: Many of these films depict physicality, nudity, sexuality and violence that tend to disturb some people.

Sister Courses: ARTH359, ARTH359A, ARTH359B, ARTH359C, ARTH359D, ARTH359E, ARTH359F, ARTH359G, ARTH359L, ARTH359M, ARTH359O, ARTH359R, ARTH359T, ARTH359V, ARTH359W

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