Philosophy with a twist : La rivière du hibou
Special Volume 5
Contemporary Aesthetics Inc.
Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico, La rivière du hibou, “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, suspense, twist
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.
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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