The Power Of Film

Author: Howard Suber
ISBN: 9781932907179
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America's most distinguished film professor provides the definitive A to Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book, which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and educated several generations of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers and writers. This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create films and for those who just want to understand them better. Advance Review Quotes: ""Howard Suber's understanding of film storytelling fills the pages of this wise, liberating book. Much of it is surprisingly contrary to what 'everyone knows.' A remarkable work."" Francis Ford Coppola

The Power Of Film Propaganda

Author: Nicholas Reeves
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 082643245X
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Explores five case studies in Britain, the USSR, Germany and Italy to determine whether or not propaganda films reached the audiences at which they were targeted, and where they did, whether the films made the impact on those audiences that the propagandists had expected.

The Power Of Movies

Author: Colin McGinn
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307489736
Size: 18,45 MB
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How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power of Movies, a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book about a phenomenon seemingly beyond reach of our understanding. Colin McGinn–“an ingenious philosopher who thinks like a laser and writes like a dream,” according to Steven Pinker–enhances our understanding of both movies and ourselves in this book of rare and refreshing insight. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Place Power Situation And Spectacle

Author: Stuart C. Aitken
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847678266
Size: 16,30 MB
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'Nowhere has such a fine collection of essays argued so forcefully on the power of film to shape and mediate human experiences of place and environment.'-Kenneth E. Foote, The University of Texas at Austin

Film Induced Tourism

Author: Sue Beeton
Editor: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845410148
Size: 18,59 MB
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Film-induced tourism has the potential to revitalise flagging regional/rural communities and increase tourism to urban centres, however, it carries with it unique problems. This book explores the downside of the phenomenon.

The Utopia Of Film

Author: Christopher Pavsek
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530811
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The German filmmaker Alexander Kluge has long promoted cinema's relationship with the goals of human emancipation. Jean-Luc Godard and Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik also believe in cinema's ability to bring about what Theodor W. Adorno once called a "redeemed world." Situating the films of Godard, Tahimik, and Kluge within debates over social revolution, utopian ideals, and the unrealized potential of utopian thought and action, Christopher Pavsek showcases the strengths, weaknesses, and undeniable impact of their utopian visions on film's political evolution. He discusses Godard's Alphaville (1965) against Germany Year 90 Nine-Zero (1991) and JLG/JLG: Self-portrait in December (1994), and he conducts the first scholarly reading of Film Socialisme (2010). He considers Tahimik's virtually unknown masterpiece, I Am Furious Yellow (1981–1991), along with Perfumed Nightmare (1977) and Turumba (1983); and he constructs a dialogue between Kluge's Brutality in Stone (1961) and Yesterday Girl (1965) and his later The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985) and Fruits of Trust (2009).

The Palgrave Handbook Of The Philosophy Of Film And Motion Pictures

Author: Noël Carroll
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030196011
Size: 18,58 MB
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This handbook brings together essays in the philosophy of film and motion pictures from authorities across the spectrum. It boasts contributions from philosophers and film theorists alike, with many essays employing pluralist approaches to this interdisciplinary subject. Core areas treated include film ontology, film structure, psychology, authorship, narrative, and viewer emotion. Emerging areas of interest, including virtual reality, video games, and nonfictional and autobiographical film also have dedicated chapters. Other areas of focus include the film medium’s intersection with contemporary social issues, film’s kinship to other art forms, and the influence of historically seminal schools of thought in the philosophy of film. Of emphasis in many of the essays is the relationship and overlap of analytic and continental perspectives in this subject.

The Bloomsbury Companion To Religion And Film

Author: William L. Blizek
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441138781
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Originally published as the The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film, this Companion offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. Now available in paperback, the Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.

Phenomenology And The Future Of Film

Author: J. Chamarette
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137283742
Size: 17,54 MB
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Using hybrid phenomenological approaches to film, this book focuses on how moving images are 'experienced' and 'encountered' as well as 'read' and 'viewed'. Its close engagements with films and installations by four contemporary French filmmakers explore the limits and possibilities of 'cinematic' subjectivity.

The Power Of Movies

Author: Robert Campolo
ISBN: 9781516597024
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The Power of Movies: An Introduction to Film provides students with an engaging array of readings that explore the innovative and beloved world of motion pictures. Students learn the language of film, the technical process behind movies, how movies have influenced and shaped society and culture, and more. The collection begins by illuminating why individuals are drawn to the movies, positing that films reflect the human condition and society, provide a temporary escape from reality, act as time capsules, motivate audiences, and tap into the parts of us that love storytelling. Over the course of nine chapters, students read articles on cinematic language, film genres, screenplays, the movies as a business and industry, film directors, and visionaries that have influenced the business. Developed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the film industry and its incredible influence in popular culture, The Power of Movies is an ideal textbook for introductory courses in film appreciation, screenwriting, and the motion picture industry. Robert Campolo is a professor in the Theatre & Film Department at Cerritos College, where he teaches courses in film appreciation and history, great film directors, screenwriting, and world cinema. He earned his M.F.A. in film and television from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before entering academia, Professor Campolo worked for companies such as Time Warner, Disney Studios, and Sports Illustrated in New York City.