The Film Experience

The Film Experience
Author: Timothy Corrigan,Patricia White
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2008-12-29
ISBN 10: 9780312445850
ISBN 13: 0312445857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Film Experience Book Review:

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

The Multisensory Film Experience
Author: Luis Rocha Antunes
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 1783206306
ISBN 13: 9781783206308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multisensory Film Experience Book Review:

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.

THE FILM EXP

THE FILM EXP
Author: CORRIGAN T WHITE P
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781137463951
ISBN 13: 1137463953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cult Film Experience

The Cult Film Experience
Author: J. P. Telotte
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN 10: 0292761856
ISBN 13: 9780292761858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult Film Experience Book Review:

"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

The Address of the Eye
Author: Vivian Sobchack
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0691213275
ISBN 13: 9780691213279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Address of the Eye Book Review:

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.

Structures Film Experience Jean Pierre

Structures Film Experience Jean Pierre
Author: Julian Hanich,Daniel Fairfax
Publsiher: Film Theory in Media History
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 9789462986565
ISBN 13: 9462986568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures Film Experience Jean Pierre Book Review:

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.

Phenomenology of Film

Phenomenology of Film
Author: Shawn Loht
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN 10: 1498519032
ISBN 13: 9781498519038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phenomenology of Film Book Review:

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.

Eye of the Century

Eye of the Century
Author: Francesco Casetti
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0231139942
ISBN 13: 9780231139946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eye of the Century Book Review:

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

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema
Author: Francesco Sticchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 0429847459
ISBN 13: 9780429847455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema Book Review:

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.

Moving Viewers

Moving Viewers
Author: Carl Plantinga
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780520943919
ISBN 13: 0520943910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Viewers Book Review:

Everyone knows the thrill of being transported by a film, but what is it that makes movie watching such a compelling emotional experience? In Moving Viewers, Carl Plantinga explores this question and the implications of its answer for aesthetics, the psychology of spectatorship, and the place of movies in culture. Through an in-depth discussion of mainstream Hollywood films, Plantinga investigates what he terms "the paradox of negative emotion" and the function of mainstream narratives as ritualistic fantasies. He describes the sensual nature of the movies and shows how film emotions are often elicited for rhetorical purposes. He uses cognitive science and philosophical aesthetics to demonstrate why cinema may deliver a similar emotional charge for diverse audiences.

The Independent Film Experience

The Independent Film Experience
Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-01-31
ISBN 10: 9780786410750
ISBN 13: 0786410752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Independent Film Experience Book Review:

You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Shadow Tracker, Psycho Girls, and The Blair Witch Project. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn't so bad--sometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can't match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking. A fascinating group of independent film directors and producers, in interviews with the author, discuss their work and the state of the independent film industry at the end of the 20th century. Joe Bagnardi, Dennis Devine, Andrew Harrison, Jeff Leroy, Andrew Parkinson, Brett Piper, and 23 others cover such topics as the increased interest in independent films and how they are changing thanks to high-tech advances. These filmmakers vary widely in age, experience, formats and budgets--and choice of subject matter--but they all have a great passion for their work.

Directing

Directing
Author: Michael Rabiger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1136042490
ISBN 13: 9781136042492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Book Review:

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

The Poetics of Radical Hope in Abderrahmane Sissako s Film Experience

The Poetics of Radical Hope in Abderrahmane Sissako   s Film Experience
Author: Olivier-Jean Tchouaffe
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 1498539823
ISBN 13: 9781498539821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Grammar of the Shot

Grammar of the Shot
Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0240526015
ISBN 13: 9780240526010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grammar of the Shot Book Review:

Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of shooting motion pictures--timeless information that will improve your work * The companion website offers video instruction and examples to bring the book's lessons to life * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition these books are exactly what the beginning filmmaker needs New to this edition: * A full chapter devoted to lighting * More script coverage, complete with a sample script * Suggested exercises and projects for you to practice your skills * End-of-chapter quizzes to test your grasp of key concepts * New visual examples

Grammar of the Edit

Grammar of the Edit
Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1136058702
ISBN 13: 9781136058707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grammar of the Edit Book Review:

If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?' Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library.

Music Performance and the Realities of Film

Music  Performance  and the Realities of Film
Author: Ben Winters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-02-05
ISBN 10: 1135022569
ISBN 13: 9781135022563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Performance and the Realities of Film Book Review:

This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively articulates music's importance to the ontology of film. The book asserts that narrative film of a variety of aesthetic approaches and traditions is no mere copy of everyday reality, but constitutes its own filmic reality, and that the music heard in a film's underscore plays an important role in distinguishing film reality from the everyday. As a result, concert scenes are examined as sites for provocative interactions between these two realities, in which real-world musicians appear in fictional narratives, and an audience’s suspension of disbelief is problematised. In blurring the musical experiences of onscreen observers and participants, these concert scenes also allegorize music’s role in creating a shared subjectivity between film audience and character, and prompt Winters to propose a radically new vision of music’s role in narrative cinema wherein musical underscore becomes part of a shared audio-visual space that may be just as accessible to the characters as the music they encounter in scenes of concert performance.

The Tactile Eye

The Tactile Eye
Author: Jennifer M. Barker
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 9780520943902
ISBN 13: 0520943902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tactile Eye Book Review:

The Tactile Eye expands on phenomenological analysis and film theory in its accessible and beautifully written exploration of the visceral connection between films and their viewers. Jennifer M. Barker argues that the experience of cinema can be understood as deeply tactile—a sensuous exchange between film and viewer that goes beyond the visual and aural, gets beneath the skin, and reverberates in the body. Barker combines analysis of embodiment and phenomenological film theory to provide an expansive description of cinematic tactility. She considers feminist experimental film, early cinema, animation, and horror, as well as classic, modernist, and postmodern cinema; films from ten national cinemas; and work by Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, the Quay Brothers, Satyajit Ray, Carolee Schneemann, and Tom Tykwer, among others.

Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real
Author: Todd Burpo
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 141855068X
ISBN 13: 9781418550684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven is for Real Book Review:

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

Spectatorship and Film Theory

Spectatorship and Film Theory
Author: Carlo Comanducci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 3319967436
ISBN 13: 9783319967431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spectatorship and Film Theory Book Review:

This book interrogates the relation between film spectatorship and film theory in order to criticise some of the disciplinary and authoritarian assumptions of 1970s apparatus theory, without dismissing its core political concerns. Theory, in this perspective, should not be seen as a practice distinct from spectatorship but rather as an integral aspect of the spectator’s gaze. Combining Jacques Rancière’s emancipated spectator with Judith Butler’s queer theory of subjectivity, Spectatorship and Film Theory foregrounds the contingent, embodied and dialogic aspects of our experience of film. Erratic and always a step beyond the grasp of disciplinary discourse, this singular work rejects the notion of the spectator as a fixed position, and instead presents it as a field of tensions—a “wayward” history of encounters.

Focus on the Horror Film

Focus on the Horror Film
Author: Roy Huss,Theodore J. Ross
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003839548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on the Horror Film Book Review:

Compact in both page count and trim size, What Matters in America's themes examine popular culture topics and provide a sufficient number of selections to make sure topics are given with adequate depth. Gary Goshgarian addresses topics of: Television Violence, Racial Profiling, Capital Punishment and Gay Marriage.