The Art of Watching Films Book
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The Art of Watching Films


  • Author : Joe Boggs
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0073386170

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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.

The Art of Watching Films Book
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The Art of Watching Films


  • Author : Boggs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0071216456

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The Art of Watching Films Book

The Art of Watching Films


  • Author : Joseph M. Boggs
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 0073535079

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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 Book

The Art of Watching Films with Tutorial CD ROM


  • Author : Joe Boggs
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release Date : 2006-12-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 007331028X

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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.

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films Book

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films


  • Author : Dennis W. Petrie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 1260212890

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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.

Philosophy Goes to the Movies Book

Philosophy Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Christopher Falzon
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415237406

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This is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that uses the movies to explore philosophical ideas. Ideal for the beginner, this book guides the student through philosophy using lively cinematic examples including Total Recall.

Closely Watched Films Book

Closely Watched Films


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

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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.

Hollywood Worldviews Book
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Hollywood Worldviews


  • Author : Brian Godawa
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830869534

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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.

The Conversations Book
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The Conversations


  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-12-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408840832

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During the filming of his celebrated novel THE ENGLISH PATIENT, Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the veteran editor Walter Murch at work. THE CONVERSATIONS, which grew out of discussions between the two men, is about the craft of filmmaking and deals with every aspect of film, from the first stage of script writing to the final stage of the sound mix. Walter Murch emerged during the 1960s at the centre of a renaissance of American filmmakers which included the directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and Fred Zinneman. He worked on a whole raft of great films including the three GODFATHER films, JULIA, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING and many others. Articulate, intellectual, humorous and passionate about his craft and its devices, Murch brings his vast experience and penetrating insights to bear as he explains how films are made, how they work, how they go wrong and how they can be saved. His experience on APOCALYPSE NOW - both originally and more recently when the film was completely re-cut - and his work with Anthony Minghella on THE ENGLISH PATIENT provide illuminating highlights.

Get the Picture  Book

Get the Picture


  • Author : Jim Piper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-01-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781581159486

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Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects, Get the Picture? clearly explains techniques used to tell stories throughout cinematic history, then discusses how modern filmmakers are adapting those traditions today. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies as disparate as The Great Train Robbery and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, High Noon and Blood Diamond, Raise the Red Lantern and The Pursuit of Happyness--and all movies discussed are easily available on DVD for further study. Entertaining, readable, and full of insight, Get the Picture? will inspire readers to watch movies with a new sense of discovery and excitement.

Watching Films Book

Watching Films


  • Author : Karina Aveyard
  • Publisher : Intellect L & D E F A E
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822038695318

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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? --

Cinematic Reflections on The Legacy of the Holocaust Book

Cinematic Reflections on The Legacy of the Holocaust


  • Author : Diana Diamond
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351392525

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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 Book
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Expanded Cinema


  • Author : Gene Youngblood
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823287437

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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 wi

The Art of Watching Films Book

The Art of Watching Films


  • Author : Joseph M. Boggs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Film criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013912665

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Making Movies Book
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Making Movies


  • Author : Sidney Lumet
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763662

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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.