Falling in Love with a Film (Series)

In Katrien Schaubroeck & Hans Maes (eds.), Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight: A Philosophical Exploration. Routledge (2021)

Abstract

Judging works of art is one thing. Loving a work of art is something else. When you visit a museum like the Louvre you make hundreds of judgements in the space of just a couple of hours. But you may grow to love only one or a handful of works over the course of your entire life. Depending on the art form you are most aligned with, this can be a painting, a novel, a poem, a song, a work of architecture, or some other art object or performance. As it happens, however, we have fallen in love with a series of films: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight. But what does it mean to love a film? What’s the difference between liking a film, loving a film, and being a film lover? How rational or irrational is it to fall in love with a film? What are the constitutive elements of such a love? These are the questions we seek to address in this paper.

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Katrien Schaubroeck
University of Antwerp
Hans Maes
University of Kent

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