Disassembly of American Sleep with a scalpel Myth Sisyphus. The existentialism and the diagnosis of the American crisis in Fargo series Cover Image

Rozkrajanie amerykańskiego snu skalpelem Mitu Syzyfa. Egzystencjalizm i diagnoza amerykańskiego kryzysu w serialu Fargo
Disassembly of American Sleep with a scalpel Myth Sisyphus. The existentialism and the diagnosis of the American crisis in Fargo series

Author(s): Pola Sobaś-Mikołajczyk
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Existentialism, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art
Published by: Uniwersytet Gdański
Keywords: existentialism; American TV series; Fargo;

Summary/Abstract: In my paper I focus on presenting the American crisis on the example of the series Fargo. The Coen brothers show different heroes in the role of contemporary Sisyphus. Drawing on the philosophy of Sartre and Kierkegaard, they analyze the existential condition of their characters and expose the American dream. They entangle the characters into economic, emotional and living crises in order to expose the illusion of emancipation in capitalism.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 20 (27)
  • Page Range: 70-82
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish