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Title Of elephants and toothaches : ethics, politics, and religion in Krzysztof Kielowski's Decalogue / edited by Eva Badowska and Francesca Parmeggiani.

Publication Info. New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.


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Edition First edition.
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Knowledge Unlatched.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: within unrest, there is always a question / Eva Badowska and Francesca Parmeggiani -- Rules and virtues: the moral insight of the Decalogue / William Jaworski -- Tablets of stone, tablets of flesh: synesthetic appeal in the Decalogue / Joseph G. Kickasola -- Decalogue one: witnessing a responsible ethics of response from a Jewish perspective / Moshe Gold -- Visual reverberations: Decalogue two and Decalogue eight / Eva M. Stadler -- Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy: Decalogue three / Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. -- Decalogue four: "you are completely free and I pretend it doesn't affect me at all" / Anne-Katrin Titze -- Decalogue five: a short film about killing, sin, and community / Michael Baur -- States of exception: politics and poetics in Decalogue six / Eva Badowska -- Decalogue seven: a tale of love, failing words, and moving images / Francesca Parmeggiani -- Decalogue eight: childhood, emotion, and the shoah / Emma Wilson -- Divine possession: metaphysical covetousness in Decalogue nine / Philip Sicker -- Laughter makes good neighbors: sociability and the comic in Decalogue ten / Regina Small.
Summary This collection is the first to offer a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue, 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 Kielowski as a major international director. Kielowski 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 Kielowski's cycle as it relentlessly solicits an ethical response that stimulates both inner disquiet and interpersonal dialogue.
Subject Dekalog (Television program)
Kielowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kielowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996. (OCoLC)fst00287784
Dekalog (Television program) (OCoLC)fst01386522
Television programs -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Poland.
Religion on television.
Religion on television. (OCoLC)fst01737566
Television programs -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01147044
Poland. (OCoLC)fst01206891
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Badowska, Eva, editor.
Parmeggiani, Francesca, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Of elephants and toothaches. First edition. New York : Fordham University Press, 2016 9780823267101 0823267105 (DLC) 2015017365 (OCoLC)909326345
ISBN 9780823267132 (electronic bk.)
082326713X (electronic bk.)
9780823267125 (electronic bk.)
0823267121 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000058393065
AU@ 000059747107
GBVCP 1008666343
GBVCP 1030560951

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