Engaging Cinema

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  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 545 pages
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Engaging Cinema

Engaging Cinema
  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 28 January 2010
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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.

Engaging Film Criticism

Engaging Film Criticism
  • Author : Walter Metz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 07 December 2021
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Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton's silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of

Engaging Film

Engaging Film
  • Author : Tim Cresswell,Deborah Dixon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 20 March 2002
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Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool. Focusing on anti-essentialist themes in films and film production, this book examines how social and spatial identities are produced (or dissolved) in films and how mobility is used to create different experiences of time and space. From popular movies such as 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Bulworth,' 'Terminator 2,

Deep Focus Engaging Culture

Deep Focus  Engaging Culture
  • Author : Robert K. Johnston,Craig Detweiler,Kutter Callaway
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 19 March 2019
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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

Urban Cinematics

Urban Cinematics
  • Author : François Penz,Andong Lu
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 07 December 2021
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Urban Cinematics surveys the mechanisms by which cinema contributes to our understanding of cities to address two key issues: How do filmmakers make use of urban spaces, and how do urban spaces make use of cinema? Merging the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urban planning with film studies, this book explores the potential of cinema as a tool to investigate the communal narratives of cities. A series of dialogues with filmmakers rounds out this insightful and methodologically innovative volume.

New Hong Kong Cinema

New Hong Kong Cinema
  • Author : Ruby Cheung
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 01 November 2015
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The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in recent years as China has aggressively developed its national film industry and assumed the role of powerhouse in East Asia’s cinematic landscape. The author introduces the “Cinema of Transitions” to study the New Hong Kong Cinema and on- and off-screen life against this background. Using

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

Cinema and Popular Geo politics
  • Author : Marcus Power
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 September 2013
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With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema
  • Author : Francesco Sticchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 January 2019
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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

The Documentary Film Book

The Documentary Film Book
  • Author : Brian Winston
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 25 July 2019
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Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film. In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to

Film Philosophy and Reality

Film  Philosophy  and Reality
  • Author : Nathan Andersen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 December 2018
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Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard is an original contribution to film-philosophy that shows how thinking about movies can lead us into a richer appreciation and understanding of both reality and the nature of human experience. Focused on the question of the relationship between how things seem to us and how they really are, it is at once an introduction to philosophy through film and an introduction to film through philosophy. The book is divided into three parts.

New Maric n Cinema

New Maric  n Cinema
  • Author : Vinodh Venkatesh
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 27 September 2016
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Recent critically and commercially acclaimed Latin American films such as XXY, Contracorriente, and Plan B create an affective and bodily connection with viewers that elicits in them an emotive and empathic relationship with queer identities. Referring to these films as New Maricón Cinema, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that they represent a distinct break from what he terms Maricón Cinema, or a cinema that deals with sex and gender difference through an ethically and visually disaffected position, exemplified in films

Telecinematic Stylistics

Telecinematic Stylistics
  • Author : Christian Hoffmann,Monika Kirner-Ludwig
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 14 May 2020
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Over the last two decades, the study of discourse in film and television has become one of the most promising research avenues in stylistics and pragmatics due to the dazzling variety of source material and the huge pragmatic range within it. Meanwhile, with the advent of streaming and the box set, film and television themselves are becoming separated by an increasingly blurred line. This volume closes a long-standing gap in stylistics research, bringing together a book-level pragmastylistic showcase. It presents

Italian Post Neorealist Cinema

Italian Post Neorealist Cinema
  • Author : Luca Barattoni
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 16 December 2013
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This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati