EXISTENTIALISM IN FILM
I could not say where or how existentialist themes first emerged in film. Often times, critics will point to the work of Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini as early examples. Indeed, these two men are titans in their art, and they will be discussed in this essay. However, it occurs to me that a certain genre of film being made in America during the late forties and early fifties perhaps deserves credit
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brooding tone of Zentropa, the bizarre and inhuman Delicatessen, the work of Jim Jarmusch in films like Night on Earth and Mystery Train, but the limitations of time and space confine me from saying as much as I would like. I trust, though, that what has been said will serve as a useful resource for your own pursuit of understanding film that challenges its viewers to move beyond what is ordinarily presented in the medium.