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Movies And Meaning

Author : Stephen Prince
ISBN : 020521102X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Updated in a new 6th edition, 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 Meaning

Author : Stephen Prince
ISBN : 0205480772
Genre : Performing Arts
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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. New to the Fourth Edition Includes a new chapter on Cinema in Multiple Contexts to provide in-depth coverage of the various modes of filmmaking, including animation, documentary, and independent and international film as well as a discussion of diverse filmmakers (i.e. women in film and African American film). Updated film examples and case studies throughout the text, explaining terms and concepts by using examples film students know, including "Sin City, Fahrenheit 911, The Passion of the Christ, " and "Capturing the Friedmans." Offers expanded coverage of film genres, including science fiction, the war film, and film noir. Discusses hand-held camerawork, Steadicam, digital intermediates, the role of sound in contemporary film, and cinema in the DVD era to provide students with up-to-date coverage of new technologies and their impact on filmmaking. Provides an updated discussion of blockbusters, the film industry, and current box office trends to provide a more timely view of the business of film. Praise for "Movies and Meaning" "I think "Movies and Meaning" is still the best all-around introductory film text on the market today. I will continue to use it with pleasure." ~Thomas Sobchack, "University of Utah" "This text is user friendly in its size and weight, relatively compact, and manageable to transport and read. It has nice integration of photos with the text; overall the layout is inviting, engaging, dynamic. The writing is generally clear, accessible yet challenging. And the book covers most of what I consider to be important for students to successfully complete the course." ~David Laderman, "College of San Mateo" "This book has very good coverage of the topics, and it is well written. It is also organized well, with the earlier chapters supporting the material in later chapters about criticism and theory. The chapters on the studio system and how Hollywood influences and is influenced by international cinema are also very good." ~Jay Cofield, "University of Montevallo"

Movies And Meaning

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467252423
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Movies and Meaning. In this book, you will learn topics such as Production Design, Acting, Editing: Making the Cut, and Principles of Sound Design plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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Movies And The Meaning Of Life

Author : Kimberly Ann Blessing
ISBN : 9780812695755
Genre : Performing Arts
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A compelling collection of essays explores philosophical issues through the lens of popular Hollywood films, finding interesting topics in Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, and many other movies. Original.

Meaning At The Movies

Author : Grant Horner
ISBN : 1433524015
Genre : Religion
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Hollywood produces, packages, and sells hundreds of movies every year. Many of these movies propagate a distorted sense of morality and ethics. Under the surface of immoral behavior and unlawfulness, however, there can be deeper problems in Hollywood's messages. What are these stories telling the viewer about life, relationships, and God? What worldviews and ideas do they espouse? If Christians are to tread carefully at the theater complex, they need resources to help them. This book is just such a resource. By exploring the relationship between Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis of popular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers for careful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply list criteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians to develop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not only film, but all aspects of culture.

Melodrama And Meaning

Author : Barbara Klinger
ISBN : 0253208750
Genre : Performing Arts
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Melodrama and Meaning is a major addition to the new historical approach to film studies. Barbara Klinger shows how institutions most associated with Hollywood cinema—academia, the film industry, review journalism, star publicity, and the mass media—create meaning and ideological identity for films. Chapters focus on Sirk's place in the development of film studies from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as the history of the critical reception (both academic and popular) of Sirk's films, a history that outlines journalism's role in public tastemaking. Other chapters are devoted to Universal's selling of Written on the Wind, the machinery of star publicity and the changing image of Rock Hudson, and the contemporary "institutionalized" camp response to Sirk that has resulted from developments in mass culture.

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