Great Minds: 20 Years of Thinkers on Film

Year: 1992
Color Type: Color
Subjects: Philosophy
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Great Minds: 20 Years of Thinkers on Film

Six award-winning documentaries and features that showcase some of the 20th century’s most celebrated intellectuals.

Disc 1: Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)
Directed by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick
Funny and provocative, this award-winning documentary explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky through a dynamic collage of biography and archival gems.

Disc 2: Wittgenstein (1993)
Directed by Derek Jarman
A hilariously irreverent and highly original biopic of Ludwig Wittgenstein, starring Oscar Winner Tilda Swinton and Karl Johnson as the philosopher who preferred detective fiction and Carmen Miranda musicals to Aristotle.

Disc 3: Derrida (2002)
Directed by Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman
Created in the spirit of Jacques Derrida’s groundbreaking work, this innovative and entertaining portrait of the French philosopher and father of deconstruction questions the very concept of biography itself.

Disc 4: Zizek! (2005)
Directed by Astra Taylor
Called “the Elvis of Cultural Theory,” Slovenian cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek ruminates on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, Christianity, 9/11, opera and Lenin in this captivating and erudite documentary.

Disc 5: Examined Life (2009)
Directed by Astra Taylor
Philosophy is liberated from the halls of academia through thought-provoking excursions with some of today’s most famous and influential thinkers, including Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Avital Ronell.

Disc 6: Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011)
Directed by Jonathan Lee
An enlightening documentary profile of Growing Up Absurd author Paul Goodman, the multifaceted 1960s counterculture icon who was also a respected poet and co-founder of Gestalt therapy.

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