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Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Reidar Due


This is a book about how film encountered love in the course of its history. It is also a book about the philosophy of love. Since Plato, erotic love has been praised for leading the soul to knowledge. The vast tradition of poetry devoted to love has emphasized that love is a feeling. This book presents a new metaphysics and ontology of love as a reciprocal erotic relationship. The book argues that film has been particularly well suited for depicting love in this way, in virtue of its special narrative language. This is a language of expression that has developed in the course of film history. ... More

Keywords: film, love, Plato, erotic love, soul, erotic relationship, narrative language, silent directors, Joseph von Sternberg, Sophia Coppola

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167338
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reidar Due, author