The Film Experience Book

The Film Experience

  • Author : Timothy Corrigan
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Date : 2008-12-29
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0312445857

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The Film Experience is a comprehensive introduction to film that treats students as the avid movie fans they are while surpassing all other texts in helping them understand the art form’s full scope, breadth, and depth. Like other introductory texts, it offers strong coverage of film’s formal elements, but goes further by situating this formal knowledge in the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways that we all view film. The authors’ rich narrative integrates the cultural history of film throughout and demonstrates how the elements, practices, economics, and history of the medium contribute to a film’s many possible meanings. The outstanding art program — now in full color — visually reinforces all the key concepts and techniques discussed in the text.

The Multisensory Film Experience Book

The Multisensory Film Experience

  • Author : Luis Rocha Antunes
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Date : 2016-05-01
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781783206308

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When the lights dim in a movie theatre and the projector begins to click and whir, the light and sounds of the motion picture become the gateway to a multisensory experience. Moving beyond the oft-discussed perceptual elements of vision and hearing, The Multisensory Film Experience analyses temperature, pain and balance in order to argue that it is the experience of film that’s inherently multisensory, not the medium. Luis Rocha Antunes here explores the work of well-loved filmmakers Erik Jensen, Gus Van Sant and Ki-Duk Kim to offer new insights into how viewers experience films and understand their stories. This is an original contribution to an emerging field of research and will become essential reading for film scholars.



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  • Date : 2015-04-01
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  • ISBN : 1137463953

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The Cult Film Experience Book

The Cult Film Experience

  • Author : J. P. Telotte
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Date : 2014-02-19
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780292761858

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"Play it again, Sam" is the motto of cult film enthusiasts, who will watch their favorite movie over and over, "beyond all reason." What is the appeal of cult movies? Why do fans turn up in droves at midnight movies or sit through the same three-hanky classics from Hollywood's golden era? These are some of the questions J. P. Telotte and twelve other noted film scholars consider in this groundbreaking study of the cult film. The book identifies two basic types of cult films—older Hollywood movies, such as Casablanca, that have developed a cult following and "midnight movies," most notably The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Telotte, Bruce Kawin, and Timothy Corrigan offer thought-provoking discussions about why these two types of movies become cult films, the sort of audience they attract, and the needs they fulfill for that audience. Subsequent essays employ a variety of cultural, feminist, ideological, and poststructural strategies for exploring these films. In a section on the classical cult film, the movie Casablanca receives extensive treatment. An essay by T. J. Ross considers Beat the Devil as a send-up of cult films, while another essay by Wade Jennings analyzes the cult star phenomenon as personified in Judy Garland. "Midnight movie madness" is explored in essays on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, movie satires of the 1950s, science fiction double features, and horror thrillers. Illustrated with scenes from favorite movies and written for both fans and scholars, The Cult Film Experience will appeal to a wider audience than the "usual suspects."

The Address of the Eye Book

The Address of the Eye

  • Author : Vivian Sobchack
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Date : 2020-05-05
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9780691213279

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Cinema is a sensuous object, but in our presence it becomes also a sensing, sensual, sense-making subject. Thus argues Vivian Sobchack as she challenges basic assumptions of current film theory that reduce film to an object of vision and the spectator to a victim of a deterministic cinematic apparatus. Maintaining that these premises ignore the material and cultural-historical situations of both the spectator and the film, the author makes the radical proposal that the cinematic experience depends on two "viewers" viewing: the spectator and the film, each existing as both subject and object of vision. Drawing on existential and semiotic phenomenology, and particularly on the work of Merleau-Ponty, Sobchack shows how the film experience provides empirical insight into the reversible, dialectical, and signifying nature of that embodied vision we each live daily as both "mine" and "another's." In this attempt to account for cinematic intelligibility and signification, the author explores the possibility of human choice and expressive freedom within the bounds of history and culture.

Phenomenology of Film Book

Phenomenology of Film

  • Author : Shawn Loht
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Date : 2017-08-25
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781498519038

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Phenomenology of Film: A Heideggerian Account of the Film Experience uses the philosophy of Martin Heidegger as a framework for addressing key issues in the philosophy of film. This study grapples with the question of how we can reconcile film as a popular entertainment medium with Heidegger’s own various critiques of popular media and culture throughout his career. Shawn Loht also explores topics such as the ontology of film and moving images; the phenomenological character of the viewer experience; film conceived as an art medium; and the function of films as vehicles for philosophical thought. He further discusses important concepts from Heidegger’s philosophy--Dasein, existentiality, world, art and poetry, and the nature of philosophy. The first four chapters take up these issues from a theoretical perspective. The remaining chapters provide robust application of the theoretical material to the films of three contemporary filmmakers: Terrence Malick, Michael Haneke, and David Gordon Green. As the first single-author monograph that takes up Heidegger’s relevance to film, Phenomenology of Film will be of particular interest to philosophers of film and specialists of film and media studies working in the intersection of phenomenology and film or phenomenological approaches to issues in popular culture.

Structures Film Experience Jean Pierre Book

Structures Film Experience Jean Pierre

  • Author : Julian Hanich
  • Publisher : Film Theory in Media History
  • Date : 2019-08-26
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9462986568

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For the first time this volume makes Jean-Pierre Meunier's influential thoughts on the film experience available for an English-speaking readership. Introduced and commented by specialists in film studies and philosophy, Meunier's intricate phenomenological descriptions of the spectator's engagement with fiction films, documentaries and home movies can reach the wide audience they have deserved ever since their publication in French in 1969.

Eye of the Century Book

Eye of the Century

  • Author : Francesco Casetti
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780231139946

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Acclaimed film scholar Francesco Casetti situates the cinematic experience within discourses of 20th century modernity. He suggests that film defined a unique gaze not only because it recorded many of the centuries most important events, but also because it determined the manner in which they were received.

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema Book

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema

  • Author : Francesco Sticchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 0429455011

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This work outlines a new methodology for film analysis based on the radical materialist thought of Baruch Spinoza, re-evaluating contemporary cognitive media theory and philosophical theories on the emotional and intellectual aspects of film experience. Sticchi's exploration of Spinozian philosophy creates an experiential constructive model to blend the affective and intellectual aspects of cognition, and to combine it with different philosophical interpretations of film theory. Spinoza's embodied philosophy rejected logical and ethical dualisms, and established a perfect parallelism between sensation and reason and provides the opportunity to address negative emotions and sad passions without referring exclusively to traditional notions such as catharsis or sublimation, and to put forth a practical/embodied notion of Film-Philosophy. This new analytical approach is tested on four case studies, films that challenge the viewer's emotional engagement since they display situations of cosmic failure and depict controversial and damaged characters: A Serious Man (2009); Melancholia (2011); The Act of Killing (2012) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). This book is an important addition to the literature in Film Studies, particularly in Cognitive Film Theory and Philosophy of Film. Its affective and semantic analyses of film experience (studies of embodied conceptualisation), connecting Spinoza's thought to the analysis of audiovisual media, will also be of interest to Philosophy scholars and in academic courses of film theory, film-philosophy and cognitive film studies.

Women s Film and Female Experience  1940 1950 Book

Women s Film and Female Experience 1940 1950

  • Author : Andrea Walsh
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 1986-09-10
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780313391118

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Women's Film and Female Experience takes a fresh look at a wide range of popular women's films in order to discover what American female consciousness in the 1940s was really about. The author traces the evolution and development of the Hollywood women's film, and describes the social history of American women in the 1940s. She then analyzes dominant narrative patterns within popular women's films of the decade: the maternal drama, the career woman comedy, and the films of suspicion and distrust.

The Poetics of Radical Hope in Abderrahmane Sissako   s Film Experience Book

The Poetics of Radical Hope in Abderrahmane Sissako s Film Experience

  • Author : Olivier-Jean Tchouaffe
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Date : 2017-05-04
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781498539821

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This book explores Sissako’s original cinematic vision, which tackles complex in-depth African realities with the power of imaginative excellence. Sissako’s work defies existing normative global geopolitics and conditions of knowledge and aesthetic production in Africa through radical hope and creative adaptation.

Audience Effect Book

Audience Effect

  • Author : Julian Hanich
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Date : 2017-11-22
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9781474414968

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In this innovative book, Julian Hanich explores the subjectively lived experience of watching films together, to discover a fuller understanding of cinema as an art form and a social institution that matters to millions of people worldwide.

Heaven is for Real Book
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Heaven is for Real

  • Author : Todd Burpo
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Date : 2011
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9781418550684

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Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

Main Street Movies Book
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Main Street Movies

  • Author : Martin L. Johnson
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Date : 2018-01-23
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780253032546

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"See yourself in the movies!" Prior to the advent of the home movie camera and the ubiquitousness of the camera phone, there was the local film. This cultural phenomenon, produced across the country from the 1890s to the 1950s, gave ordinary people a chance to be on the silver screen without leaving their hometowns. Through these movies, residents could see themselves in the same theaters where they saw major Hollywood motion pictures. Traveling filmmakers plied their trade in small towns and cities, where these films were received by locals as being part of the larger cinema experience. With access to the rare film clips under discussion, Main Street Movies documents the diversity and longevity of local film production and examines how itinerant filmmakers responded to industry changes to keep sponsors and audiences satisfied. From town pride films in the 1910s to Hollywood knockoffs in the 1930s, local films captured not just images of local people and places but also ideas about the function and meaning of cinema that continue to resonate today.

Engaging Cinema Book

Engaging Cinema

  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2010-01-28
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 9780393934915

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In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.