Perspectives of Public Pedagogy in Christopher Nolan’s Cinema. Case Studies on Inception and the Dark Knight Rises

Authors

  • Christopher Nolan Aletras School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • D. Mouzaki School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • M. Sagri School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • S. Gerasaki Panhellenic School Network, GR

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v5i1.p279-284

Keywords:

Public Pedagogy, Giroux

Abstract

The educational and pedagogical impact of cinema is investigated through two popular Christopher Nolan’s films Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. Analysis of his films, in the context of cinema public pedagogy, shows that Nolan’s way of film-making defines a specific set of challenging and reversing messages, hidden behind the Hollywood mainstream standars. Moreover, throughout this analysis, the power of the public pedagogy of the cinematic medium is established, and cinema is approached as a powerful tool that sets the standards of private and public behavior by combining entertainment and politics, according to [Giroux, 2008]. We end up in suggesting that the public pedagogy of cinema be embedded in the educational system as a distinct educational tool.

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Published

2022-10-15

How to Cite

Aletras, C. N., Mouzaki, D., Sagri, M., & Gerasaki, S. (2022). Perspectives of Public Pedagogy in Christopher Nolan’s Cinema. Case Studies on Inception and the Dark Knight Rises. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 7(2), 50–58. https://doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v5i1.p279-284