The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Boggs
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0071216456
Language: en
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The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Joseph M. Boggs,Dennis W. Petrie
Release: 2008
Editor: McGraw-Hill College
Pages: 553
ISBN: 0073535079
Language: en
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Accompanying CD-ROM provides short film clips that reinforce the key concepts and topics in each chapter.

The Art of Watching Films with Tutorial CD ROM

The Art of Watching Films with Tutorial CD ROM
Author: Joe Boggs,Dennis Petrie
Release: 2006-12-12
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 608
ISBN: 007331028X
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Joe Boggs,Dennis W. Petrie
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0073514284
Language: en
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With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 9e 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. This title 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.

Hollywood Worldviews

Hollywood Worldviews
Author: Brian Godawa
Release: 2011-11-02
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780830869534
Language: en
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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.

Philosophy goes to the Movies

Philosophy goes to the Movies
Author: Christopher Falzon
Release: 2002-09-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781134559190
Language: en
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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.

Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films
Author: Marilyn Fabe
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780520279971
Language: en
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"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.

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films
Author: Dennis W. Petrie,Joe Boggs
Release: 2017-10-13
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1260212890
Language: en
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With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 9e 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. This title 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.

Cinematic Reflections on The Legacy of the Holocaust

Cinematic Reflections on The Legacy of the Holocaust
Author: Diana Diamond,Bruce Sklarew
Release: 2018-08-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9781351392525
Language: en
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An international group of psychoanalysts and film scholars address the enduring emotional legacy of the Holocaust in Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Particular focus is given to how second and third generation survivors have explored and confronted the psychic reverberations of Holocaust trauma in cinema. This book focuses on how film is particularly suited to depict Holocaust experiences with vividness and immediacy. The similarity of moving images and sound to our dream experience allows access to unconscious processing. Film has the potential to reveal the vast panorama of Holocaust history as well as its intrapsychic reverberations. Yet despite the recent prominence of Holocaust films, documentaries, and TV series as well as scholarly books and memoirs, these works lack a psychoanalytic optic that elucidates themes such as the repetition compulsion, survival guilt, disturbances in identity, and disruption of mourning that are underlying leitmotifs. Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust will be of great interest to psychoanalysts and therapists as well as to scholars in trauma, film, and Jewish studies. It is also of interest to those concerned with the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities and their long-term effects.

Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema
Author: Gene Youngblood
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Fordham University Press
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780823287437
Language: en
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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.

Why It s OK to Love Bad Movies

Why It s OK to Love Bad Movies
Author: Matthew Strohl
Release: 2021-12-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781000512793
Language: en
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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.

The History of Cinema

The History of Cinema
Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9780198701774
Language: en
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Geoffrey Nowell-Smith defines the field of cinema, and explores its fascinating history within the cultural and aesthetic sphere. Considering the influences of the other art forms from which it arose, he looks at how technological advances have opened up new horizons for the cinema industry.

How to Watch a Movie

How to Watch a Movie
Author: David Thomson
Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781101910849
Language: en
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In his most inventive exploration of the medium yet, David Thomson—one of our most provocative authorities on all things cinema—shows us how to get more out of watching any movie. Guiding us through each element of the viewing experience, considering the significance of everything from what we see and hear on-screen—actors, shots, cuts, dialogue, music—to the specifics of how, where, and with whom we do the viewing, Thomson explicates the movie watching experience with his customary candor and wit. Delivering keen analyses of films ranging from Citizen Kane to 12 Years a Slave, in How to Watch a Movie, Thomson shows moviegoers how to more deeply appreciate both the artistry and the manipulation of film—and in so doing enriches our viewing experience immensely.

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Joseph M. Boggs
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 479
ISBN: UCSC:32106014875691
Language: en
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This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American 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, this 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.

The Film Appreciation Book

The Film Appreciation Book
Author: Jim Piper
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781621534471
Language: en
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This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography, from editing and music to symbolism and plot development, The Film Appreciation Book covers hundreds of the greatest works in cinema, combining history, technical knowledge, and the art of enjoyment to explain why some movies have become the most treasured and entertaining works ever available to the public, and why these movies continue to amaze viewers after decades of notoriety. Read about such classic cinematic masterpieces as Citizen Kane, Gandhi, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, True Grit, Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz, as well as more recent accomplishments in feature films, such as Requiem for a Dream, Munich, The King’s Speech, and The Hurt Locker. Piper breaks down his analysis for you and points out aspects of production that movie-lovers (even the devoted ones) would never recognize on their own. This book will endlessly fascinate, and by the time you get to the last chapter, you’re ready to start all over again. In-depth analysis and thoughtful and wide-ranging film choices from every period of cinema history will ensure that you never tire of this reading companion to film. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Reading the Silver Screen

Reading the Silver Screen
Author: Thomas C. Foster
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062113405
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we’re being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts—visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial—to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster’s Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. Using the investigative approach readers love in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the “AFI 100 Years-100 Movies” lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love.

The Art of Pixar

The Art of Pixar
Author: Pixar
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1452182787
Language: en
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In this revised and expanded edition for the 25th anniversary of Pixar's feature films, The Art of Pixar collects the breathtaking behind-the-scenes visual process of colorscripts. Colorscripts are the sequential paintings that visually represent key story moments from each film and set the lighting, color, and tone during the filmmaking process. This expanded edition features colorscripts from Pixar's feature films and shorts through Onward and Soul. A must-have for aspiring animators, Pixar enthusiasts, and Art of collectors alike 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of Toy Story. Includes Academy Award-winning Coco, Inside Out, and Brave Since Toy Story's release in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has set the standard for contemporary animation with a range of classic and influential feature films and shorts. Packaged in a luxe slipcase, this collectible collection is a treasure trove of artwork for aspiring animators and Pixar fans alike. Part of the fan-favorite, collectible Art of series--books that explore production art and exclusive making-of details A perfect gift for Pixar fans, animation and filmmaking students, film buffs, and more Add it to the shelf with books like The Art of Zootopia by Jessica Julius, The Color of Pixar by Tia Kratter, and To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik. Copyright (c) 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

Making Movies

Making Movies
Author: Sidney Lumet
Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307763662
Language: en
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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Joseph M. Boggs
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: UOM:39015013912665
Language: en
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Chappie The Art of the Movie

Chappie  The Art of the Movie
Author: Peter Aperlo
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781783295203
Language: en
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Chappie is an upcoming film directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9 and Elysium), written by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell. The film stars Sharlto Copley (Elysium, The A-Team), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), with Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine, X-Men).