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Bibil Identifier bibil:259871
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Cinema: evil demiurges in Hollywood films at the threshold of the twenty-first century
Author Kwiatkowski, Fryderyk
Edited book The Gnostic World
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 679-687 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the last 30 years, Hollywood has released many works that incorporated themes and ideas most typically linked with ancient Gnosticism (Wilson 2006). In this chapter, I shall take a closer look at the rulers of the illusory worlds that were depicted in the following films: Dark City (1998), The Matrix trilogy (1998–2003), and The Truman Show (1998). All of them reflect basic characteristics of a malevolent and malign world-creator that was presented especially in Sethian (Schenke 1974) or classical Gnostic texts (Layton 1995; Brakke 2010).
DOI 10.4324/9781315561608-66
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cinema
Last modification 2021-12-25