R | | Comedy, Drama
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) previously taught philosophy at the fictional Adair University. This is the same university which Harry Block (Woody Allen) was expelled from and subsequently honoured by in Deconstructing Harry (1997) and where Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) studied journalism in Scoop (2006).
Kant said human reason is troubled by questions that it cannot dismiss, but also cannot answer. Okay, so, what are we talking about here? Morality? Choice? The randomness of life? Aesthetics? Murder?
Jill: I think Abe was crazy from the beginning. Was it ...
In piano recitals using a grand piano, the piano is placed with the soundboard open towards the audience and the performer on the audience's left, so the music is amplified and directed to the audience. In Jill's recital, the soundboard is open but facing away from the audience and Jill is on the audience's right.
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