By Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble, William Irwin

ISBN-10: 0812696948

ISBN-13: 9780812696943

2010 Retail ebook

This unconventional and lighthearted creation to the information of the main Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favourite lively family members. The authors glance past the jokes, the crudeness, the assaults on society — and notice a smart show of irony, social feedback, and philosophical concept. The writers start with an exam of the characters. Does Homer truly reveal Aristotle’s virtues of personality? In what approach does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The booklet additionally examines the ethics and subject matters of the express, and concludes with discussions of ways the sequence displays the paintings of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and different thinkers.

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She expressed fear over such attention to director Lindsay Anderson, who was present at the photo shoot. “I’m worried [the public] will get sick of hearing about me,” Audrey said. “I’d much rather wait until I have something to show. ”10 The next little bit of film in which she agreed to appear was Monte Carlo Baby, in which she played a movie star chasing a lost baby. Audrey later admitted that she took the role in that widely panned comedy for such reasons as the Dior dress she would wear in the movie that she would be allowed to keep, the fact that it would be shot on the French Riviera, and that her mother, who had been feeling a bit blue over her daughter’s continued relationship with James Hanson, needed a vacation.

She is greatly thought of by the film people generally and considered a future star of the first magnitude,” Goudaket added. “I believe, however, that she has had little experience on the stage. ”1 But did Audrey want the part? Soon she was in a safe place—the waiting arms of James Hanson, who whisked her off to a weekend in the country. She believed not only that she wasn’t a seasoned enough actor to accept the role of Gigi, but also that the relationship with Hanson would suffer if she was performing in New York.

9. Spoto, Enchantment, 53. 10. Higham, Audrey, 38. Chapter 4 FROM CIGARETTE GIRL TO STARDOM The commotion caused by the entrance of Colette on the set interrupted the rehearsal for Monte Carlo Baby. Director Jean Boyer, who had yet to notice who had been the “showstopper,” wheeled around in anger, until he discovered it had been the famous novelist. He was honored when Colette asked him if she could watch the scene being shot. She and her husband, fellow writer Maurice Goudaket, were placed behind the camera, where they gazed on silently.

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