The Art Of Watching Films

The Art Of Watching Films

The Art Of Watching Films

With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. The Art of Watching Films introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Joe Boggs
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-04-13
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 0073386170


The Art Of Watching Films

The Art Of Watching Films

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The Art Of Watching Films

The Art Of Watching Films

Accompanying CD-ROM provides short film clips that reinforce the key concepts and topics in each chapter.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Joseph M. Boggs
Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 553 Pages
ISBN : 0073535079


The Art Of Watching Films With Tutorial Cd Rom

The Art Of Watching Films With Tutorial Cd Rom

This introduction to film appreciation uses both contemporary and classic movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, the text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films. In addition it makes the link from literature to film in chapters on Thematic Elements, Fictional and Dramatic Elements and a unique chapter on Adaptions.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Joe Boggs
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release : 2006-12-12
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 007331028X


Philosophy Goes To The Movies

Philosophy Goes To The Movies

Philosophy goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of movies including The Matrix, Antz, Total Recall and Cinema Paradiso, to explore philosophical ideas. Topics covered include: *the theory of knowledge *the self and personal Identity *moral philosophy *social and political philosophy *philosophy of science and technology *critical thinking. Ideal for the beginner, this book guides the student through philosophy using lively and illuminating cinematic examples. It will also appeal to anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Christopher Falzon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781134559190


Hollywood Worldviews

Hollywood Worldviews

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Brian Godawa
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2011-11-02
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9780830869534


Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films

"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Marilyn Fabe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2014-10-14
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9780520279971


Watching Films

Watching Films

With a focus on the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence how we watch and think about movies, this book centres its investigations on four areas of inquiry: Who watches films? Under what circumstances? What consequences and affects follow? And what do these acts of consumption mean? --

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Karina Aveyard
Publisher : Intellect L & D E F A E
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 418 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822038695318


Why It S Ok To Love Bad Movies

Why It S Ok To Love Bad Movies

Most people are too busy to keep up with all the good movies they’d like to see, so why should anyone spend their precious time watching the bad ones? In Why It’s OK to Love Bad Movies, philosopher and cinematic bottom feeder Matthew Strohl enthusiastically defends a fondness for disreputable films. Combining philosophy of art with film criticism, Strohl flips conventional notions of "good" and "bad" on their heads and makes the case that the ultimate value of a work of art lies in what it can add to our lives. By this measure, some of the worst movies ever made are also among the best. Through detailed discussions of films such as Troll 2, The Room, Batman & Robin, Twilight, Ninja III: The Domination, and a significant portion of Nicolas Cage’s filmography, Strohl argues that so-called "bad movies" are the ones that break the rules of the art form without the aura of artistic seriousness that surrounds the avant-garde. These movies may not win any awards, but they offer rich opportunities for creative engagement and enable the formation of lively fan communities, and they can be a key ingredient in a fulfilling aesthetic life. Key Features: Written in a humorous, approachable style, appealing to readers with no background in philosophy. Elaborates the rewards of loving bad movies, such as forming unlikely social bonds and developing refinement without narrowness. Discusses a wide range of beloved bad movies, including Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Core, Battlefield Earth, and Freddy Got Fingered. Contains the most extensive discussion of Nicolas Cage ever included in a philosophy book.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Matthew Strohl
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-12-30
Total Pages : 218 Pages
ISBN : 9781000512793


Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema

Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was the first serious treatment of video, computers, and holography as cinematic technologies. Long considered the bible for media artists, Youngblood’s insider account of 1960s counterculture and the birth of cybernetics remains a mainstay reference in today’s hypermediated digital world. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author that offers conceptual tools for understanding the sociocultural and sociopolitical realities of our present world. A unique eyewitness account of burgeoning experimental film and the birth of video art in the late 1960s, this far- ranging study traces the evolution of cinematic language to the end of fiction, drama, and realism. Vast in scope, its prescient formulations include “the paleocybernetic age,” “intermedia,” the “artist as design scientist,” the “artist as ecologist,” “synaesthetics and kinesthetics,” and “the technosphere: man/machine symbiosis.” Outstanding works are analyzed in detail. Methods of production are meticulously described, including interviews with artists and technologists of the period, such as Nam June Paik, Jordan Belson, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Stan VanDerBeek, Les Levine, and Frank Gillette. An inspiring Introduction by the celebrated polymath and designer R. Buckminster Fuller—a perfectly cut gem of countercultural thinking in itself—places Youngblood’s radical observations in comprehensive perspective. Providing an unparalleled historical documentation, Expanded Cinema clarifies a chapter of countercultural history that is still not fully represented in the arthistorical record half a century later. The book will also inspire the current generation of artists working in ever-newer expansions of the cinematic environment and will prove invaluable to all who are concerned with the technologies that are reshaping the nature of human communication.

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Genre : Art
Author : Gene Youngblood
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Release : 2020-03-03
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9780823287437