Temple professor on film and philosophy

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We often seek escape at the movies, but we don’t have to shut off our brains when we visit the cinema. Some films, such as 1999’s The Fight Club, actually encourage us to think. The film becomes “a metaphor for larger issues in our society and that is not only of lost masculinity but sort of a frustration with modern world,” said Barry Vacker, a faculty member at Temple’s School of Media and Communication, who wrote the book, "Slugging Nothing - Fighting the future in Fight Club.”