The London Graduate School in association with the British Film Institute presents:
The latest in our series exploring film through a philosophical lens stages a theoretical intervention into our Gothic season, exploring the idea of media technologies as potentially horrific in their very nature, haunted by (sometimes monstrous) ghosts of the living. Through analysis of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, John Mullarkey (author of “Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality”) considers cinema’s capacity to establish macabre ties between the living and the inert, in a manner prompting both wonder and horror. He finds that in Ring, it is the ghostly image on a videotape that is itself monstrous, horrifically animated by media technology, with deadly effects on its spectators. After the screening and his talk, Mullarkey will be joined for a discussion by film scholar Lucy Bolton.
This event will be held at 6:20PM December 3, 2013 at the BFI Southbank.
For more information, and bookings, please visit the BFI website.
Directed by Hideo Nakata
With Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Otaka, Yoichi Numata.
Running time 95 min