Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Allegory of the Cave

I have been going through YouTube videos on the Allegory of the Cave. It's a popular theme (film students especially seem to gravitate toward it), but, of course, the videos are all rather uneven. Most are adaptations. I liked this adaptation in claymation quite a bit -- it's definitely an adaptation rather than Plato's, but it is a charming video and gets the point across. The Basement is an especially quirky, and rather funny, adaptation, and probably my favorite at present. This animated adaptation sticks much more closely to Plato himself.

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