Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN: 9780205211029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning Book Excerpt:

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 with Meaning

Movies with Meaning
Author: Daniel Shaw
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN: 1474299318
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies with Meaning Book Excerpt:

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.

Movies and the Meaning of Life

Movies and the Meaning of Life
Author: Kimberly A. Blessing,Paul Tudico
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 0812698746
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and the Meaning of Life Book Excerpt:

"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 Meanings

Movies and Meanings
Author: Jennifer Beryl Hammett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meanings Book Excerpt:

Movies and Methods

Movies and Methods
Author: Bill Nichols
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 770
Release: 1976
ISBN: 9780520054097
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Methods Book Excerpt:

Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene

Movies and the Meaning of Life

Movies and the Meaning of Life
Author: Zetmec
Publsiher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN: 9780981620404
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and the Meaning of Life Book Excerpt:

Full of fun quotes, buzz, and dozens of ideas for movies to rent, this is thefirst pocket guide in The Good Movie Guide series.

Instructor s Review Copy for Movies and Meaning

Instructor s Review Copy for Movies and Meaning
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN: 9780205217045
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructor s Review Copy for Movies and Meaning Book Excerpt:

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.

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema
Author: Costica Bradatan,Camil Ungureanu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN: 1317860187
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema Book Excerpt:

The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is itself a form of religious life. A sense of complex, subterraneous interaction between religious, heterodox, secular and atheistic experiences has thus emerged, which makes the phenomenon all the more fascinating to study, and this is what Religion in Contemporary European Cinema does. The book explores the mutual influences, structural analogies, shared dilemmas, as well as the historical roots of such a "post-secular constellation" as seen through the lens of European cinema. Bringing together scholars from film theory and political science, ethics and philosophy of religion, philosophy of film and theology, this volume casts new light on the relationship between the religious and secular experience after the death of the death of God.

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film
Author: John Lyden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN: 1135220654
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the exciting subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. Divided into four parts, the Companion: analyzes the history of the interaction of religion and film, through periods of censorship as well as appreciation of the medium studies religion-in-film, examining how the world’s major religions, as well as Postcolonial, Japanese and New Religions, are depicted by and within films uses diverse methodologies to explore religion and film, such as psychoanalytical, theological and feminist approaches, and audience reception analyzes religious themes in film, including Redemption, the Demonic, Jesus or Christ Figures, Heroes and Superheroes considers films as diverse as The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix, Star Wars and Groundhog Day. This definitive book provides an accessible resource to this emerging field and is an indispensable guide to religion and film for students of Religion, Film Studies, and beyond.

Faith in Film

Faith in Film
Author: Christopher Deacy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351937243
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith in Film Book Excerpt:

How plausible is it to examine the medium of film through a Christian lens? Are there any grounds for supposing that, in 'going to the movies', one is participating in a religious activity? Faith in Film identifies and explores these key questions. From the unprecedented and innovative perspective of Christian theology, this book investigates how cinema audiences wrestle with religious beliefs and values. Through a reading of films as diverse as Groundhog Day, Billy Liar, Fight Club, Nobody's Fool and The Passion of the Christ, Deacy reveals that the movies raise vital questions about the spiritual landscape and normative values of western society today.

Deep Focus Engaging Culture

Deep Focus  Engaging Culture
Author: Robert K. Johnston,Craig Detweiler,Kutter Callaway
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 149341691X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Focus Engaging Culture Book Excerpt:

Three media experts guide the Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film. Building on the success of Robert Johnston's Reel Spirituality, the leading textbook in the field for the past 17 years, Deep Focus helps film lovers not only watch movies critically and theologically but also see beneath the surface of their moving images. The book discusses a wide variety of classic and contemporary films and is illustrated with film stills from favorite movies.

Teaching Religion and Film

Teaching Religion and Film
Author: Gregory J Watkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008-08-22
ISBN: 0195335988
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Religion and Film Book Excerpt:

In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, students have learned not only to embrace multimedia presentations in the classroom, but to expect them. This text thinks about the theoretical and pedagogical concerns involved with the intersection of film and religion in the classroom.

Thinking about Movies

Thinking about Movies
Author: Peter Lehman,William Luhr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1118337557
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about Movies Book Excerpt:

A complete introduction to analyzing and enjoying a wide variety of movies, for film students and movie lovers alike Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students and enthusiasts, and heighten their enjoyment of films. Readers will delve into the process of thinking about movies critically and analytically, and find how doing so can greatly enhance the pleasure of watching movies. Divided roughly into two parts, the book addresses film studies within the context of the dynamics of cinema, before moving on to a broader analysis of the relationship of films to the larger social, cultural, and industrial issues informing them. This updated fourth edition includes an entirely new section devoted to a complete analysis of the film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with many in-depth discussions of important films such as Citizen Kane and Silence of the Lambs. The chapter on television integrates a major expansion distinguishing between television in the digital era of the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries in comparison to the era of broadcast analogue television. The final chapter places film within the current context of digital culture, globalization, and the powerful rise of China in film production and exhibition. The authors clearly present various methodologies for analyzing movies and illustrate them with detailed examples and images from a wide range of films from cult classics to big-budget, award-winning movies. This helps viewers see new things in movies and also better understand and explain why they like some better than others. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is ideal for film students immersed in the study of this important, contemporary medium and art form as well as students and readers who have never taken a class on cinema before. This new edition of the book also comes with a Companion Blog https://thinkingaboutmoviesblog.wordpress.com/ that the authors will update regularly with attention to films and industry developments directly related to each chapter, plus updates to readings and resources.

Reel Spirituality

Reel Spirituality
Author: Robert K. Johnston
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-12
ISBN: 0801031877
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Spirituality Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive study of theology and film that explores how the Christian faith is portrayed in film throughout history.

Finding Meaning at the Movies

Finding Meaning at the Movies
Author: Sara Anson Vaux
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780687067213
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Meaning at the Movies Book Excerpt:

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.

Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Interplay between Religion Film and Youth

Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Interplay between Religion  Film and Youth
Author: Anita Cloete
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2019-07-05
ISBN: 1928480209
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Interplay between Religion Film and Youth Book Excerpt:

The relationship between the media and religion in a contemporary world is not only obvious, but also complex. In a culture that increasingly focuses on visual media, film plays a salient role in forging notions of identity and creates a sense of community in younger generations. In this book, an interdisciplinary team of scholars delve deep into the relationship amongst younger individuals from different countries, universities and disciplines, as well the influence of film on their developing worldview. The publication ultimately portrays the media as an agent of cultural and religious change, underscoring the necessity of critical, contextual and interdisciplinary reflection on the interplay between the media and religion.

Film Lacan and the Subject of Religion

Film  Lacan and the Subject of Religion
Author: Steve Nolan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-07-23
ISBN: 1441116338
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Lacan and the Subject of Religion Book Excerpt:

In their study of religion and film, religious film analysts have tended to privilege religion. Uniquely, this study treats the two disciplines as genuine equals, by regarding both liturgy and film as representational media. Steve Nolan argues that, in each case, subjects identify with a represented 'other' which joins them into a narrative where they become participants in an ideological 'reality'. Finding many current approaches to religious film analysis lacking, Film, Lacan and the Subject of Religion explores the film theory other writers ignore, particularly that mix of psychoanalysis, Marxism and semiotics - often termed Screen theory - that attempts to understand how cinematic representation shapes spectator identity. Using translations and commentary on Lacan not originally available to Screen theorists, Nolan returns to Lacan's contribution to psychoanalytic film theory and offers a sustained application to religious practice, examining several 'priest films' and real-life case study to expose the way liturgical representation shapes religious identity. Film, Lacan and the Subject of Religion proposes an interpretive strategy by which religious film analysts can develop the kind of analysis that engages with and critiques both cultural and religious practice.

Cinematic Faith

Cinematic Faith
Author: William D. Romanowski
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN: 1493418203
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinematic Faith Book Excerpt:

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.

Reel Spirituality Engaging Culture

Reel Spirituality  Engaging Culture
Author: Robert K. Johnston
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN: 9781441200907
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Spirituality Engaging Culture Book Excerpt:

Increasingly, thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue. Reel Spirituality successfully heightens readers' sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema. This second edition cites 200 new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Reel Spirituality is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers, church-based study groups, and religious film and arts groups. The second edition cites an additional 200 movies and includes new film photos.

How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies

How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies
Author: Cary Bazalgette
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030974685
Category: Early childhood education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies Book Excerpt:

This book takes a radically new approach to the well-worn topic of children's relationship with the media, avoiding the "risks and benefits" paradigm while examining very young children's interactions with film and television. Bazalgette proposes a refocus on the learning processes that children must go through in order to understand what they are watching on televisions, phones, or iPads. To demonstrate this, she offers unique insight from research done with her twin grandchildren starting from just before they were two years old, with analysis drawn from the field of embodied cognition to help identify minute behaviours and expressions as signals of emotions and thought processes. The book makes the case that all inquiry into early childhood movie-viewing should be based on the premise that learningusually self-drivenis taking place throughout. Cary Bazalgette is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Culture, Communication, and Media at the UCL Institute of Education, UK. Previously, she was Head of Education at the British Film Institute. .