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Of Elephants and Toothaches : Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue

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This collection is the first to offer a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to Krzysztof Kieslowski'sDecalogue, a ten-film cycle of modern tales that touch on the ethical dilemmas of the Ten Commandments. The cycle's deft handling of moral ambiguity and inventive technique established Kieslowski as a major international director.Kieslowski once said, "Both the deep believer and the habitual skeptic experience toothaches in exactly the same way."Of Elephants and Toothaches takes seriously the range of thought, from theological to skeptical, condensed in the cycle's quite human tales. Bringing together scholars of film, philosophy, literature, and several religions, the volume ranges from individual responsibility, to religion in modernity, to familial bonds, to human desire and material greed. It explores Kieslowski's cycle as it relentlessly solicits an ethical response that stimulates both inner disquiet and interpersonal dialogue.
This collection is the first to offer a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to Krzysztof Kieslowski'sDecalogue, a ten-film cycle of modern tales that touch on the ethical dilemmas of the Ten Commandments. The cycle's deft handling of moral ambiguity and inventive technique established Kieslowski as a major international director.

Kieslowski once said, "Both the deep believer and the habitual skeptic experience toothaches in exactly the same way."Of Elephants and Toothaches takes seriously the range of thought, from theological to skeptical, condensed in the cycle's quite human tales. Bringing together scholars of film, philosophy, literature, and several religions, the volume ranges from individual responsibility, to religion in modernity, to familial bonds, to human desire and material greed. It explores Kieslowski's cycle as it relentlessly solicits an ethical response that stimulates both inner disquiet and interpersonal dialogue.
Number of Pages: 243
Genre: Performing Arts, Philosophy, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2016
TCIN: 23937159
UPC: 9780823269273
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7752
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