This site is not the first and only to address philosophy and movies, and those interested enough to read my stuff should look around to see whether there's something different also, maybe better. Googling "philosophy movies" will produce some helpful lists. Also, for sure, google Roger Ebert, whose commentaries are usually very helpful in getting at the ideas under films (though he let me down with Dirty Dancing).
What I find, looking at the other sites in cursory way, is that they take the standard divisions of philosophical problems and topics as real and important, and sort movies as they fit into one or another such box. That doesn't appeal to me, though I will surely learn stuff from it. What appeals is to let the movie or television show talk first, to see whether it establishes a topic or project. It is so easy to lose track of one's own originality, and then of the originality of these productions, if one approaches them with categories in place.Posted by shea0017 at December 24, 2004 6:45 PM