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Unter Aufsicht Medium und Philosophie in Woody Allens Filmkomödie ANNIE HALL 

Engell, Lorenz

Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, Bd. 1 (2010), Iss. 2: S. 150–168

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Engell, Lorenz


Philosophy and comedy are parallel enterprises of self-detachment. But while philosophy consistently carries out the detachment, comedy underlines its contradictions and undermines it. Thus, comedy gains an advantage especially where it reflects upon the material body which underlies every reflection, namely, its medium. My paper observes this process by studying Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Thus, the media-philosophy of the film can be contrasted against a philosopher's philosophy of the very same film.