Index
in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism

Index

absorption, aesthetic 1545
Adorno, Theodor 132
adversity 48, 90
aesthetics of the self 1412
d’Alembert, Jean 3, 94, 11011, 18990
America, disappointment in 115
Americans, The (television show)
confusion of desires 136
emotional division of labor 138
the family 134
filmlike television 133
knowledge of good and evil 1389
misrecognition 138
moments of encounter/challenge 137
moral ambiguity 140
moral conflicts 1345
moral equivalence, US – USSR 13940
moralism 140
popular/ideological – critical/unpopular nexus 1323
ratings 193
remarriage 1334, 1945
synopsis 1312, 133
tripartite structure 137
Andy Griffith Show, The 174, 203
animals 47, 68, 6970, 71
Arendt, Hannah 171, 202
art
film as 67
good vs. bad 94n14
relationship with spectator 945, 99, 102, 1478, 1967, 199; see also film – audience relationship
ascendency of cinema over theater 1256
attention 5960, 1034, 133, 160, 188
audiences see film – audience relationship; spectatorship
automata 423, 1612, 1656
avarice 8
aversive thinking see thinking for oneself
Barry, Philip 124
Baudry, Jean-Louis 61, 68
Benjamin, Walter 1625, 197, 199
Bondu Saved from Drowning film 32
Burke, Edmund 122
Carson, Anne 51
Cavell, Stanley
America, disappointment in 115
ascendency of cinema over theater 125
aspirations, giving up 85
automata 162
“Aversive Thinking” 923
Cavell on Film 56, 20, 55, 85, 88, 100, 1089, 111, 114
Cities of Words 10, 101, 136, 137
Claim of Reason, The 151, 162
comedies of remarriage 56, 9, 87
Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome 90, 92, 93, 99, 101, 102, 103, 105
conversation 188
democracy 102
ekphrasis 1556, 157
Emerson 101
exemplarity 878, 923, 934, 99, 104, 1856
experience 152, 153
film’s roles 11113, 114
film vs. television 55
games 147
“good” films 190
happiness 88, 90, 1089, 149, 152
hesitancy 149
human frailty 90
interpretation of film 99100
learning 169
meaning 182
memory 152, 153, 154, 1556
moment of encounter/challenge 137
music 111
Must We Mean What We Say? 112, 115, 147, 153, 182
perfectionism 56, 10, 20, 87, 90, 102, 103, 105, 11314, 1356, 201
“ Philosophy as the Education of Grownups ” 113, 115
A Pitch for Philosophy 112
political knowledge 1689, 201
politics of the ordinary 171
preoccupation of film 158
Pursuits of Happiness 9, 87, 99, 129, 14951, 152, 154, 157, 158
Rules of the Game, The (film) 125
Senses of Walden, The 114
taste 1534
time 53, 184
value of film 1501
World Viewed, The 53, 103, 1556, 157, 166
ceremony 24
Chaplin, Charlie 164, 1656, 197
cinema see film; film – audience relationship; film – democracy relationship
class, social 11, 32, 4950, 1245, 132
collaboration 160
comedies of remarriage 56, 9, 77, 878, 115, 194; see also Philadelphia Story, The (film); Rules of the Game, The (film)
Constitutional Convention 1011, 1517, 18, 128, 157, 168
continuity 1645
contracts 89
control, lack of
over audience 945
over eros 25, 43, 89
over film experience 701, 141
conversation
living in, with others 1012, 16970
marriage as 113, 190
moral 114
reciprocal equality 199
transformation by 12830
value 188
word reformulations 11516
criticism 11112, 156
Cukor, George see Philadelphia Story, The (film)
curricula 1512
cynicism 85, 90, 185
danger, safe exposure to 26, 1223
Dean, Jodi 16n13
democracy
art’s impact 94n14
foundation 89
happiness 88
hopes for 202
pleasure and freedom 74
preoccupation of 158
publicity and secrecy 16, 734, 123
as quest 87
reality vs. hopes 202 see also film – democracy relationship
democracy of moments 31, 39, 456, 54, 71, 73, 76, 81, 106
democratic vision 81
Derrida, Jacques 148, 1689
Dienstag’s replies 1814, 2045
to Dumm 2014
to Kohn 1936
to Panagia 196201
to Strong 18993
to Woodford 1849
discontinuity 1523, 165
divorce 245, 11213
documentary films 589
dreams 604, 667, 70, 74, 75, 81, 85, 1001, 1034, 157
education
by conversation 1012, 1289, 188
by doing 81
by film 94, 111, 11315, 120, 189; see also exemplarity; imitation
of grown-ups 11314
inequality of power 956
ekphrasis 1557
emancipation 85, 96100, 163, 1878
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
dreams 1001, 103
exemplarity 923, 186
faith 201
solitude 104
thinking for oneself 99, 1002
willingness to change 5
emotions 601, 612, 65, 138, 139, 143
equality, human 96, 978, 100, 1989, 200, 2012
eros
binding/destroying 49
eros – stability balance 867, 1067, 117
marriage as institution 78
regulated and tamed 42, 44, 52
three-point circuit 51
ubiquitousness 1901
volatility 21, 31, 77, 105, 183
exemplarity
distinguishing between models 93, 100, 1089, 185
imitation model 878, 934
inspiration model 923, 99, 104, 1856
relationship 98, 102, 188
film
as art 678
ascension over theater 1256
commercial success/failure 73
documentaries 589
godlike powers 1478, 196, 197
perfect tense 55, 57
as photography 54
preoccupation of 158
presence 63, 64, 65
repetition 57
roles 25
study of 151, 2001
technology 679, 71, 1625
film – audience relationship
attention 59, 1034, 188
domination 701, 196, 199200
dreamtime 604, 667, 1034
emotions 601, 612, 65, 139, 143
engagement 195
exemplarity see exemplarity
interpretation 99
loneliness 72
memory 66, 152, 154, 1556, 155n19
play 1614, 1979
pleasure 74
popularity, continued 194n3
possibilities, showing 112, 114, 11617, 137, 189
reciprocity, lack of 199, 203
recognizing ourselves 634
safe exposure to danger 256, 1223
self-reflection 97
time 534, 58, 62, 645, 67, 184
vision 70
voyeurism 18, 88, 91
film – democracy relationship
active/passive citizenship 545, 93, 956, 98, 1412, 145, 146, 151, 204
challenge to sociality 205
democratic experience 723
democratic role 1023
education 94, 111, 11315, 120, 189; see also exemplarity; imitation
friendship 72, 77, 78, 105, 16970
human equality 96, 978, 100, 1989, 200, 2012
live television events 58
participation 151, 154, 1989, 202
public/private life 245, 289, 91, 171
quests 7981, 87
social engagement 72, 78, 912, 1012, 16970, 199
solitude 104
thinking for oneself 923, 96, 978, 99, 1012, 103, 104, 187
value 108, 1501, 158, 166
filmic experience 67, 723
film studies 151, 2001
frailty 75, 90, 91
freedom 8, 73, 74, 162, 163, 184
Freud, Sigmund 62, 63
friendship 378, 46, 72, 77, 78, 105, 16970
Frye, Northrop 154
Gadamer, Hans-Georg 197200
games 356, 147, 1612, 198
Geneva 3, 76, 143
genre 154
Godard, Agnès 55
happiness 6, 73, 88, 90, 105, 107, 1089
Heath, Joseph 1412
Heidegger, Martin 68
Holiday film 32
Homer 634
imitation 878, 934, 945, 100, 160, 1856
impermanence 152
inequalities 956, 128, 143
influence 94, 160, 188
inspiration 923, 97, 99, 100, 104, 106, 108, 1856
interpretation 86, 96, 98, 99100, 145
intimacy 17, 19, 20, 24, 136
isolation 7, 60, 72, 142, 148, 159, 188; see also solitude
Jacotot, Joseph 96
Kahneman, Daniel 155n19
knowledge 956
Lacan, Jacques 63
language 37, 11516, 1278, 199, 200
liveness 556, 57, 58, 59
loneliness 72
Luce, Henry 13
marriage 8, 9, 16, 89, 113, 11718, 1278, 169; see also remarriage
Marriage of Figaro, The (Beaumarchais) 523
meaning 2930, 65, 182
memory 66, 79, 152, 154, 1556, 155n19, 174, 203
Milton, John 11213, 117, 190, 191
misunderstanding 379, 138
momentariness 20
moments 2930, 356, 137; see also democracy of moments
moon landing 58, 79, 81
moral ambiguity 140, 195
moral behavior 130, 192
moral intelligence 201
Morris, Debra 28n18
music 434, 111, 130, 1756, 204
Music Man, The (musical/film) 1746
Myers, Ella 142
New Hampshire cycling trip 267, 1714, 176, 203
Nietzsche, Friedrich 62, 634, 92, 126, 129, 130, 201
non-publicity 289
operas 112, 126, 130
optimism 73, 161, 185, 200
participation 142, 151, 154, 1989, 202
perfectionism
dreams 103
emancipation 989
eros – stability balance 107
growing up 11314
happiness 90
interpretation 99
moral 56, 867, 989, 102, 107, 1356, 169
never above reproach 105
personal – political interaction 11213
pessimism 50, 11819, 153, 183, 201
Philadelphia Story, The (film)
ascendency of cinema over theater 1268
class relations 11, 32, 125, 132
commercial success 345
compared to play 1115
compared to The Rules of the Game 305
contingency of outcome 212
conversations 12830
democratic pornography 18, 1920
Eros, dance of 212
exemplarity 10, 93
false happiness 73
freedom and social order 132
heroine 34n22, 48
human frailty 75, 90
human inconsistency 234, 245
intimacy and union 24
miniature solution 77
momentariness 20, 30
moral intelligence 201, 212
moral struggle 137
order restored 47
perfectionism 10
photography 1215, 17, 1819, 1268
plot 11n8
politics 12
power 1314
public pledges 25
re-enactment of Constitutional Convention 1011, 26
release dates 32n20
remarriage 1334
representation of democracy 183
rules 120, 121, 122, 128
solicitude 12930
as theater 123, 124
thinking for oneself 92
Tracy as “Red” 22n16
Tracy as “yare” 223
transformation, possibility of 11617, 130
True Love boat 1819, 23
true marriage 118, 120, 1278
voyeurism 91
wedding ceremony 234, 89, 90, 97, 1268
word reformulations 116
Philadelphia Story, The (play) 10
class, social 11, 1245
compared to film 1115
plot 11n8
True Love boat 1819
photographic invasion 1215, 17
photographic reproduction 578
Pindar 130
Plato 5, 94n14, 110, 143
play 1614, 1979, 200
pleasure 74
politics of the ordinary 1712, 202
popular/ideological – critical/unpopular nexus 1323, 1934
pornography 1718, 20, 256, 45, 74, 76, 122, 127
possibilities, showing 112, 114, 11617, 137, 189
Potter, Andrew 1412
privacy 15, 289, 91, 171, 202
Proust, Marcel 65, 66
publicity 16n13, 19, 20, 734, 88, 171
Putnam, Robert 142
quests 7981, 87, 1456
Ramones 204
Rancière, Jacques 85, 86, 948, 99, 100, 1845, 1868
Rawls, John 105
reading 1589, 1967, 199
remarriage
in The Americans 133, 1945
perfectionism 56, 90
in The Philadelphia Story 22, 234, 89, 1278, 132, 1334
in The Rules of the Game 52, 133
taming of eros 42, 77
Renoir, Jean see Rules of the Game, The (film)
repetition 567
republic of laws 31, 456, 54, 73, 106
Ricahrds, Ivor Armstrong 159
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
democracy 172, 2012
education 129
Emile 114, 129
human equality 200
human relations 190, 191
Lettre a M. d’Alembert sur les spectacles (Rousseau) 3, 74, 1434
religion 196
theater, arguments against 139, 1424
transformation 114, 117
rulers 35
rules
breaking and reasserting 1202, 128, 1912
of games 356
and love 412, 44, 523
meanings 35
misunderstanding 378
no escape 3941, 48
powerlessness to change 367, 192
rule of law and the law of rules 456
Rules of the Game, The (film)
ascendency of cinema over theater 126
automata 424, 1612
ban 4950
calliope as metaphor of film 445
class, social 32, 4950
comedy and tragedy 11820
commercial failure 35, 107n60
compared to The Philadelphia Story 305
editing history 31n19
eros
energy 512
as game 379
regulated and tamed 42, 44, 52
stability, balanced with 49, 1067
volatility 105
friendship 46, 72
games 356
hallways scene 512
heroine 34n22, 478, 106
hunt scene 467, 51, 52
misunderstanding “the game” 379
moment and narrative 37
pessimism 50
power 45, 191
release dates 32n20
remarriage 52, 133
representation of democracy 1834
rules 356, 3841, 42, 44, 456, 478, 120, 121, 122, 192
as theater 1234, 126
violence 467, 121
Schopenhauer, Arthur 28
secrecy 1517, 18, 74, 1223, 171
Shakespeare, William 11718
sharing 19, 667, 72, 149, 161, 161n27, 1989, 200
Smith, Adam 161n27
solicitude 12930
solitude 104, 1889; see also isolation
spectatorship
active/passive 95, 98, 145, 204
emancipation 96, 978
interpretation 86, 945
isolation 159
and quest 1456 see also film – audience relationship
Stella Dallas film 171
stichomythia 123
taste 143, 1534, 155
technology 45, 55, 679, 71, 1445, 1625, 1745
television
active spectatorship 145
aesthetic innovation 144
attention/non-attention 59, 60
education 145
isolation 142, 145
liveness 557, 58, 79
social glue 145
specialization 1445, 194
technology 55, 1445
temporality 133 see also Americans, The (television show)
temporality 67, 127, 133
theater 1236, 1424
thinking for oneself 923, 96, 978, 99, 1012, 103, 104, 187
Thoreau, Henry David 189
time 534, 62, 645, 67, 69, 184
Time/Life International 13
Tocqueville, Alexis de 187
transformation 11314, 11617, 12830
uncontrollable, the 160
union 20, 24
universal teaching 96, 989, 100
Until the End of the World film 62, 66
value 108, 1501, 158, 166
viewing the Earth whole 80
violence 467, 77, 107, 121
vision 70, 81, 184
Voltaire 3
voyeurism 18, 88, 91
Wagner, Richard 126
Wenders, Wim 62, 66
Wilson, Meredith 174
Wingrove, Elizabeth Rose 8n1
Wittgenstein, Ludwig 36, 46, 153, 154
worry 172, 1767
writing 1589

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