Talk to Her (Philosophers on Film) by A. W. Eaton

By A. W. Eaton

Pedro Almodóvar is likely one of the most famed movie administrators of contemporary years. Talk to Her is likely one of the so much mentioned and arguable of all his movies. Dealing mostly with the problem of rape, it additionally bargains profound insights into the character of affection and friendship when elevating vital philosophical and ethical questions in unsettling and infrequently paradoxical methods.

This is the 1st booklet to discover and tackle the philosophical points of Almodóvar’s movie. commencing with a useful creation via Noël Carroll that locations the movie in context, in particular commissioned chapters learn the next topics:
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* ethical damage and its position within the approach we shape ethical judgments, together with the ethics of affection and friendship
* the character of debate, sexual objectification and what 'listening to' capability within the context of gender
* Almodóvar's use of allusion and the unmasking of appearances to discover hidden topics in human nature.

Including a biography of Almodóvar, Talk to Her is key examining for college kids drawn to philosophy and movie in addition to ethics and gender. it's also offers an obtainable and informative perception into philosophy for these in comparable disciplines similar to movie reviews, literature and religion.

Contributors: Noël Carroll, A. W. Eaton, Cynthia Freeland, Robert B. Pippin, C.D.C. Reeve, and George M. Wilson

A.W. Eaton is Assistant Professor in Philosophy on the collage of Illinois at Chicago. She has released articles at the courting among ethics and aesthetics, pornography, and feminist aesthetics.

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This falls right in line with Benigno’s misperception of his relationship with Alicia. And although Alfredo’s entry into Amparo’s vagina counts as rape—for she cannot consent when asleep, and the fact that he is her boyfriend does not entitle him to unlimited access to her body5—the silent film does not present it as a violation. Consider, for instance, the light-hearted and even comic tone about Alfredo’s climbing onto her mountainous breasts and into her enormous vagina. Further, his diminished size makes him seem hardly threatening and incapable of brutality.

10 That is, the film asks us to see its world in light of a pernicious set of evaluative concepts, and this we have good reason to avoid on ethical grounds. In this way, Almodóvar’s film is ethically defective. But what do such defects mean for our overall evaluation of the film as a work of art? Hume urges that such ethical flaws actually mar the artistic character of a work: Where vicious manners are described, without being marked with the proper characters of blame and disapprobation; this must be allowed to disfigure the [work], and to be a real deformity.

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