Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780205314157
ISBN 13: 0205314155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning Book Review:

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

Movies and Meaning
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004069409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning Book Review:

Designed to give students an introduction to the motion picture medium, this comprehensive book 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. A special feature of the book is the attention given to the ways viewers respond to the elements of film structure.

Movies with Meaning

Movies with Meaning
Author: Daniel Shaw
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN 10: 1474299318
ISBN 13: 9781474299312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies with Meaning Book Review:

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 10: 0812698746
ISBN 13: 9780812698749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and the Meaning of Life Book Review:

"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 Meaning Mycommunicationkit

Movies and Meaning   Mycommunicationkit
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-01-28
ISBN 10: 9780205660216
ISBN 13: 0205660215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning Mycommunicationkit Book Review:

This package contains the following components: -0205653081: Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film -0205688004: MyCommunicationKit

Movies and Meaning Pearson New International Edition

Movies and Meaning  Pearson New International Edition
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 1292054964
ISBN 13: 9781292054964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning Pearson New International Edition Book Review:

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.

Instrutor s Manual for Movies and Meaning

Instrutor s Manual for Movies and Meaning
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780205497577
ISBN 13: 0205497578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrutor s Manual for Movies and Meaning Book Review:

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
Author: Peter Wollen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 1838718192
ISBN 13: 9781838718190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema Book Review:

First published in 1969, Signs and Meaning in the Cinema transformed the emerging discipline of film studies. Remarkably eclectic and informed, Peter Wollen's highly influential and groundbreaking work remains a brilliant and accessible theorisation of film as an art form and as a sign system. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores the work of Sergei Eisenstein as film-maker, designer and aesthetician. The second, which contains a celebrated comparison of the films of John Ford and Howard Hawks, is an exposition and defence of the auteur theory. The third formulates a semiology of the cinema, invoking cinema as an exemplary test-case for comparative aesthetics and general theories of signification. Wollen's Conclusion argues for an avant-garde cinema, bringing post-structuralist ideas into his discussion of Godard and other contemporaries. Published as part of the BFI Silver series, this fifth edition features a new foreword by film theorist David Rodowick and brings together material from the four previous editions, inviting the reader to trace the development of Wollen's thinking, and the unfolding of the discourse of cinema.

Movies and Meaning An Introduction to Film 2nd Ed

Movies and Meaning  An Introduction to Film  2nd Ed
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:865480464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies and Meaning An Introduction to Film 2nd Ed Book Review:

Movies with Meaning

Movies with Meaning
Author: Daniel Shaw
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN 10: 1474299288
ISBN 13: 9781474299282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies with Meaning Book Review:

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.

Making Meaning

Making Meaning
Author: David BORDWELL,David Bordwell
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674028538
ISBN 13: 9780674028531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Meaning Book Review:

David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to reset the agenda for film scholarship. As such Making Meaning should be a landmark book, a focus for debate from which future film study will evolve. Bordwell systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating his points with a vast array of examples from Western film criticism. Following an introductory chapter that sets out the terms and scope of the argument, Bordwell goes on to show how critical institutions constrain and contain the very practices they promote, and how the interpretation of texts has become a central preoccupation of the humanities. He gives lucid accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II; analyzes this development through two important types of criticism, thematic-explicatory and symptomatic; and shows that both types, usually seen as antithetical, in fact have much in common. These diverse and even warring schools of criticism share conventional, rhetorical, and problem-solving techniques--a point that has broad-ranging implications for the way critics practice their art. The book concludes with a survey of the alternatives to criticism based on interpretation and, finally, with the proposal that a historical poetics of cinema offers the most fruitful framework for film analysis.

Meaning at the Movies

Meaning at the Movies
Author: Grant Horner
Publsiher: Crossway Books
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781433512285
ISBN 13: 1433512289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning at the Movies Book Review:

Looking at Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of film, and through analysis of several films, this book equips Christians to think carefully about the art of film.

Reel Vision

Reel Vision
Author: Robert Capozzi,Cynthia Bové
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-12-08
ISBN 10: 9780692310182
ISBN 13: 0692310185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Vision Book Review:

Reel Vision is a first-of-its-kind cinematic guide that provides an in-depth exploration of the deeper metaphysical meanings and spiritual themes contained in The Matrix, Dark City, Inception, Revolver, and Vanilla Sky. Since movies are non-stop and fast-paced, this book breaks down -- scene-by-scene and step-by-step -- the hidden messages that movie-watchers can easily miss. Films like these have the potential to provide powerful spiritual insight. As we suspend our judgment and allow a film to temporarily become our "reality," pathways into new perspectives are unlocked. Since films involve words, concepts, and human interactions, they offer us life-like images that allow us to conduct playful thought experiments where profound insights can be gained and enhanced in delightfully unparalleled ways.

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema
Author: David P. Neumeyer
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN 10: 0253016517
ISBN 13: 9780253016515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema Book Review:

By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound, Neumeyer turns our attention to the voice as the mechanism through which narrative (dialog, speech) and sound (sound effects, music) come together. Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer’s 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

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 10: 9780205217045
ISBN 13: 0205217044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructor s Review Copy for Movies and Meaning Book Review:

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.

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies
Author: Eric S. Mallin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN 10: 3030288986
ISBN 13: 9783030288983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies Book Review:

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies: Non-Adaptations and Their Meaning analyzes the unacknowledged, covert presence of Shakespearean themes, structures, characters, and symbolism in selected films. Writers and directors who forge an unconscious, unintentional connection to Shakespeare’s work create non-adaptations, cinema that is unexpectedly similar to certain Shakespeare plays while remaining independent as art. These films can illuminate core semantic issues in those plays in ways that direct adaptations cannot. Eric S. Mallin explores how Shakespeare illuminates these movies, analyzing the ways that The Godfather, Memento, Titanic, Birdman, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre take on new life in dialogue with the famous playwright. In addition to challenging our ideas about adaptation, Mallin works to inspire new awareness of the meanings of Shakespearean stories in the contemporary world.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
Author: Philip M. Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047733673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steven Spielberg Book Review:

Post pop Cinema

Post pop Cinema
Author: Jesse Fox Mayshark
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780275990800
ISBN 13: 027599080X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post pop Cinema Book Review:

Provides a deep look into the varied work and common bonds of a group of young American directors including Wes Anderson, P. T. Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Richard Kelly, Richard Linklater, and David O. Russell.

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television
Author: M. Maloney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 113749929X
ISBN 13: 9781137499295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television Book Review:

This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.

Movement as Meaning

Movement as Meaning
Author: Daniel Barnett
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-01
ISBN 10: 9042023856
ISBN 13: 9789042023857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movement as Meaning Book Review:

"This book offers sweeping and cogent arguments as to why analytic philosophers should take experimental cinema seriously as a medium for illuminating mechanisms of meaning in language. Using the analogy of the movie projector, Barnett deconstructs all communication acts into functions of interval, repetition and context. He describes how Wittgenstein's concepts of family resemblance and language games provide a dynamic perspective on the analysis of acts of reference. He then develops a hyper-simplified formula of movement as meaning to discuss, with true equivalence, the process of reference as it occurs in natural language, technical language, poetic language, painting, photography, music, and of course, cinema. Barnett then applies his analytic technique to an original perspective on cine-poetics based on Paul Valerys concept of omnivalence, and to a projection of how this style of analysis, derived from analog cinema, can help us clarify our view of the digital mediasphere and its relation to consciousness." "Informed by the philosophy of Quine, Dennett, Merleau-Ponty as well as the later work of Wittgenstein, among others, he uses the film work of Stan Brakhage, Tony Conrad, A.K. Dewdney, Nathaniel Dorsky, Ken Jacobs, Owen Land, Saul Levine, Gregory Markopoulos Michael Snow, and the poetry of Basho, John Cage, John Cayley and Paul Valery to illustrate the power of his unique perspective on meaning."--BOOK JACKET.