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Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :444
  • ISBN : 0205314155
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Summary : Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.

Movies and the Meaning of Life

Movies and the Meaning of Life
  • Author : Kimberly A. Blessing,Paul Tudico
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-01
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9780812698749
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Summary : "The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).

Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :466
  • ISBN : IND:30000086813965
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Summary : This comprehensive introduction to film focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. Using clear, accessible, and jargon-free writing, this is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film style and the viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. How do viewers interpret the effects filmmakers create? How do filmmakers anticipate, and build on, the likely ways viewers will react to certain kinds of stories and audio-visual designs? The text examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen. This approach helps students understand not only the basic concepts but also how their own reactions and opinions impact the overall film experience.

Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :397
  • ISBN : UVA:X004069409
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Summary : Designed to give students an introduction to the motion picture medium, this comprehensive book focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. A special feature of the book is the attention given to the ways viewers respond to the elements of film structure.

Movies and Meaning: Pearson New International Edition

Movies and Meaning: Pearson New International Edition
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-03
  • Total pages :388
  • ISBN : 9781292054964
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Summary : This comprehensive introduction to film text focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. Using clear, accessible, and jargon-free writing, this is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film style and the viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. How do viewers interpret the effects filmmakers create? How do filmmakers anticipate, and build on, the likely ways viewers will react to certain kinds of stories and audio-visual designs? The text examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen. This approach helps students understand not only the basic concepts but also how their own reactions and opinions impact the overall film experience.

Movies with Meaning

Movies with Meaning
  • Author : Daniel Shaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-29
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9781474299312
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Summary : This book pairs close readings of some of the classic writings of existentialist philosophers with interpretations of films that reveal striking parallels to each of those texts, demonstrating their respective philosophies in action. Individual chapters include significant excerpts from the original texts being discussed and illustrated. Pairings cover Schopenhauer and Waking Life, Stirner and Hud, Kierkegaard and Winter Light, Nietzsche and The Fountainhead, Heidegger, Blade Runner and The Thin Red Line, Camus, Leaving Las Vegas and Missing, Sartre, Husbands and Wives, and Michael Collins, de Beauvoir and Revolutionary Road, and Foucault and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Movies with Meaning offers a clear and insightful examination of the relationships between existential philosophers and film, providing both digests of their most significant texts and cinematic illustrations of what each had in mind. For the first time in one place, this book analyses the implications for film of the perspectives of a wide array of the most significant existentialist thinkers. Organized chronologically, like most existentialism anthologies, this is an ideal textbook for an intermediate level existentialism course, or as a companion to a selection of primary texts.

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
  • Author : Peter Wollen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-25
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781838718190
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Summary : First published in 1969, Signs and Meaning in the Cinema transformed the emerging discipline of film studies. Remarkably eclectic and informed, Peter Wollen's highly influential and groundbreaking work remains a brilliant and accessible theorisation of film as an art form and as a sign system. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores the work of Sergei Eisenstein as film-maker, designer and aesthetician. The second, which contains a celebrated comparison of the films of John Ford and Howard Hawks, is an exposition and defence of the auteur theory. The third formulates a semiology of the cinema, invoking cinema as an exemplary test-case for comparative aesthetics and general theories of signification. Wollen's Conclusion argues for an avant-garde cinema, bringing post-structuralist ideas into his discussion of Godard and other contemporaries. Published as part of the BFI Silver series, this fifth edition features a new foreword by film theorist David Rodowick and brings together material from the four previous editions, inviting the reader to trace the development of Wollen's thinking, and the unfolding of the discourse of cinema.

Meaning at the Movies

Meaning at the Movies
  • Author : Grant Horner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 1433512289
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Summary : Looking at Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of film, and through analysis of several films, this book equips Christians to think carefully about the art of film.

Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film, 2nd Ed

Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film, 2nd Ed
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:865480464
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Making Meaning

Making Meaning
  • Author : David BORDWELL,David Bordwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-06-30
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 9780674028531
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Summary : David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to reset the agenda for film scholarship. As such Making Meaning should be a landmark book, a focus for debate from which future film study will evolve. Bordwell systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating his points with a vast array of examples from Western film criticism. Following an introductory chapter that sets out the terms and scope of the argument, Bordwell goes on to show how critical institutions constrain and contain the very practices they promote, and how the interpretation of texts has become a central preoccupation of the humanities. He gives lucid accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II; analyzes this development through two important types of criticism, thematic-explicatory and symptomatic; and shows that both types, usually seen as antithetical, in fact have much in common. These diverse and even warring schools of criticism share conventional, rhetorical, and problem-solving techniques--a point that has broad-ranging implications for the way critics practice their art. The book concludes with a survey of the alternatives to criticism based on interpretation and, finally, with the proposal that a historical poetics of cinema offers the most fruitful framework for film analysis.

Instrutor's Manual for Movies and Meaning

Instrutor's Manual for Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :67
  • ISBN : 0205497578
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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
  • Author : Philip M. Taylor,Daniel O'Brien
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :198
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047720449
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Summary : On Spielberg's life and works

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema
  • Author : David P. Neumeyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-17
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780253016515
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Summary : By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound, Neumeyer turns our attention to the voice as the mechanism through which narrative (dialog, speech) and sound (sound effects, music) come together. Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer’s 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

Movies and Meaning + Mycommunicationkit

Movies and Meaning + Mycommunicationkit
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-28
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0205660215
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Summary : This package contains the following components: -0205653081: Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film -0205688004: MyCommunicationKit

Cinematic Faith

Cinematic Faith
  • Author : William D. Romanowski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-21
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781493418206
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Summary : This engaging book explores how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view popular culture through the lens of film. William Romanowski highlights the benefits of a faith-informed approach to cinema that centers on art and perspective and shows how Christian faith contributes to the moviegoing experience, leading to a deeper understanding of movies and life. The book draws examples from classic and contemporary American movies and includes illustrative film stills. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

The Road Movie

The Road Movie
  • Author : Neil Archer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-12
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780231850889
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Summary : Though often seen as one of America's native cinematic genres, the road movie has lent itself to diverse international contexts and inspired a host of filmmakers. As analyzed in this study, from its most familiar origins in Hollywood the road movie has become a global film practice, whether as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between various national contexts and American cinema, as a means of narrating different national and continental histories, or as a form of individual filmmaking expression. Beginning with key films from Depression-era Hollywood and the New Hollywood of the late 1960s and then considering its wider effect on world cinemas, this volume maps the development and adaptability of an enduring genre, studying iconic films along the way.

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television
  • Author : M. Maloney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-16
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 9781137499295
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Summary : This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.

Finding Meaning at the Movies

Finding Meaning at the Movies
  • Author : Sara Anson Vaux
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0687067219
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Summary : Movies mirror our desires and dreams, but they also shape them, as we struggle to understand ourselves and our world in relation to God. Finding Meaning at the Movies is a guide for groups and indivuduals who wish to explore - through movies - major themes, issues, and questions that we all have in common. Sara Ansen Vaux takes the reader on a cinematic journey, showing how to look for messages of value and meaning by examining not only the content of a film, but also the ways (cinematography, color, sound) that a movie tells a story.

Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema

Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema
  • Author : Tobias Pontara
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-11
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 9781000764109
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Summary : Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films. The first comprehensive study in English concentrating on the soundtrack in Tarkovsky’s cinema, this book reveals how Tarkovsky’s use of electronic music, electronically manipulated sound, traditional folk songs and fragments of canonized works of Western art music plays into the philosophical, existential and ethical themes recurring throughout his work. Exploring the multilayered relationship between music, sound, film image and narrative space, Pontara provides penetrating and innovative close readings of Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), Stalker (1979), Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986) and in turn deeply enriches critical understanding of Tarkovsky’s films and their relation to the broader traditions of European art cinema. An excellent resource for scholars, researchers and students interested in European art cinema and the role of music in film, as well as for film aficionados interested in Tarkovsky’s work.

Because He's Jeff Goldblum

Because He's Jeff Goldblum
  • Author : Travis M. Andrews
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781524746049
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Summary : An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-cracking skeptical mathematician in 1993s Jurassic Park? Or maybe you’re not a film buff but noticed his face as part of one of the Internet’s earliest memes. Who knows? Whenever it was, you’ve probably noticed that Goldblum has become one of Hollywood’s most enduring actors, someone who only seems to grow more famous, more heralded, more beloved through the decades, even though he’s always followed his own, strange muse. The guy primarily plays jazz music these days, but is more famous than ever. Actor, pianist, husband, father, style icon, meme. Goldblum contains multitudes, but why? What does he mean? The Washington Post’s Travis M. Andrews decided to find out. And so he set out on a journey through Goldblum's career, talking to directors like Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, colleagues like Harry Shearer and Billy Crudup, and pop culture experts like Chuck Klosterman and Sean Fennessey, to get to the bottom of this whole Goldblum thing. And then he took what he learned and he wrote this book, which is titled Because He’s Jeff Goldblum and is the best thing written since The Brothers Karamazov and slightly easier to follow. But you should already know that. In this new semi-biography, semi-rumination, and semi-ridiculous look at the career of Goldblum, Andrews takes you behind the scenes of his iconic movies, explores the shifting nature of fame in the twenty-first century, and spends far too much time converting Goldblum’s name into various forms of speech. Want to hear how Goldblum saved a script supervisor from an amorous baboon? Or what he would write on the mirror after taking showers when he was a teenager? How about his feelings on various brands of throat lozenges? (That one could be an entire book unto itself.) Then this is the book for you!

Reel Vision

Reel Vision
  • Author : Robert Capozzi,Cynthia Bové
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-08
  • Total pages :162
  • ISBN : 0692310185
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Summary : Reel Vision is a first-of-its-kind cinematic guide that provides an in-depth exploration of the deeper metaphysical meanings and spiritual themes contained in The Matrix, Dark City, Inception, Revolver, and Vanilla Sky. Since movies are non-stop and fast-paced, this book breaks down -- scene-by-scene and step-by-step -- the hidden messages that movie-watchers can easily miss. Films like these have the potential to provide powerful spiritual insight. As we suspend our judgment and allow a film to temporarily become our "reality," pathways into new perspectives are unlocked. Since films involve words, concepts, and human interactions, they offer us life-like images that allow us to conduct playful thought experiments where profound insights can be gained and enhanced in delightfully unparalleled ways.