Title

Philosophy with a twist : La rivière du hibou

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Contemporary Aesthetics

Publication Date

6-30-2016

Volume

Special Volume 5

Publisher

Contemporary Aesthetics Inc.

Keywords

Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico, La rivière du hibou, “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, suspense, twist

Abstract

This paper explores the category of films known as “twist films” in relation to distinctions between different modes of epistemic access to works. With reference to the case of Robert Enrico’s short film, La rivière du hibou (1961), the philosophical significance of different sorts of twist films is explored. Twists are also discussed in relation to emotive responses, with special attention to the paradox of suspense.

E-ISSN

19328478

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Recommended Citation

Livingston, P., & Ponech, T. (2016). Philosophy with a twist: La rivière du hibou. Contemporary Aesthetics, Special Volume 5. Retrieved from http://www.contempaesthetics.org/newvolume/pages/article.php?articleID=753