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Wittgenstein (1993)

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Release Date: Sep 17, 1993 Limited

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Derek Jarman directed this witty, stylish biography of the life of the eccentric 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (Karl Johnson). Wittgenstein is shown as a boy living a repressive youth, demonstrated by his family appearing in Roman togas. When Wittgenstein leaves to study under Bertrand Russell at Cambridge, he begins to investigate language and apply the strictures and constructs of language to philosophical study. The subject of Wittgenstein's homosexuality is depicted when,

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Western, Drama, Comedy, Special Interest

Ken Butler, Terry Eagleton

Jun 24, 2008

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Johnson tore into his role like a hungry barnyard dog into a carcass.

March 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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One of Britain's most famous avant garde filmmakers, Derek Jarman, constructs a biopic of Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein with a bravura display of visual imagery

August 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Offers many zany snapshots of the 20th century Austrian who made philosophy more self-conscious

July 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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Oh joy to the youngsters,the gracious question marks,what is logic?The end of reluctance,a desperate tangling,perjury,yes.
Apostrophe and immortality.Communication is the key but while we're eagerly waiting for the key,philosophy can bulk our sodding curiosity.
March 5, 2009
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