πŸ“’ Author : Bill Nichols
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-01-28
πŸ“’ Pages : 545
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393934915
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforceβ€”and sometimes overturnβ€”social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered β€˜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 fieldβ€”a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.


πŸ“’ Author : Tim Cresswell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002
πŸ“’ Pages : 332
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0742508854
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : 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," and "The Crying Game" to home movies and avant-garde films, the analyses and teaching methods in this collection will engage students and researchers in film and media studies, cultural geography, social theory, and cultural studies.


πŸ“’ Author : Walter Metz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Peter Lang
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004
πŸ“’ Pages : 226
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0820474037
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : "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 criticism, "Engaging Film Criticism" suggests that today's Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics."


πŸ“’ Author : Carolyn Jess-Cooke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-02-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 176
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780748689477
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : A study of sequel production within recent Hollywood and beyond in terms of its industrial, cultural and global implications.


πŸ“’ Author : David LaRocca
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lexington Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-12-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 644
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781498504522
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : Perhaps nowhere in the broad expanse of types of film is the old β€œquarrel between philosophy and poetry” more evidentβ€”and also more vitally relevantβ€”than in the genre or mode of film known as documentary. Documentary film is just another form of poetic imitation, in its variety of instances and complexity of fabrication, it is just as much caught up with the limitationsβ€”and effectsβ€”of mimetic art, including fiction film. This book affords a prismatic perspective on documentary cinema, inviting the dynamism and diversity of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and even natural sciences together into a shared conversation.


πŸ“’ Author : Nathan Andersen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-12-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 204
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781317805823
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : 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. The first is an introduction to philosophy and film, designed for the reader with little background in one or the other subject. The second examines the philosophical importance of the distinction between appearance and reality, and shows that reflection upon this distinction is naturally provoked by the experience of watching movies. The final part takes a close and careful look at the style and techniques of Jean-Luc Godard’s groundbreaking film Breathless in order to illustrate how such themes can be explored cinematically. The book addresses topics such as: Film: what it is and how to understand it The methods and concerns of philosophy The nature of cinematic appearances The history of metaphysics The relationship between cinema and life The philosophical relevance of film techniques. With a glossary of key thinkers, terms, and concepts, as well as sections on suggested films and further reading, this textbook will appeal to lecturers and students in undergraduate philosophy and film courses, and in courses focused on Philosophy of Film, Philosophy and Film, or Film-Philosophy.


πŸ“’ Author : Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Michigan Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-02-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 364
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780472053728
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : A pathbreaking collection of essays on early Chinese-language cinema


πŸ“’ Author : Nitzan S. Ben-Shaul
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rodopi
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 95
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9789042024618
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : Hyper narrative interactive cinema refers to the possibility for users or "interactors" to shift at different points in an evolving film narrative to other film narrative trajectories. Such works have resulted so far in interactor distraction rather than sustained engagement. Contrary to post-modern textual and cognitive presumptions, film immersion and computer game theories, this study uses dual coding theory, cognitive load theory, and constructivist narrative film theory to claim that interactive hyper-narrative distraction results from cognitive and behavioral multi-tasking, which lead to split attention problems that cannot be cognitively handled. Focus is upon split attention resulting from the non-critical use of de-centered and non-cohering hyper-narrative and audio-visual formations, and from interaction. For hyper-narrative interactive cinema to sustain deep engagement, multi-tasking split attention problems inhering in such computer-based works have to be managed, and - most importantly - made to enhance rather than reduce engagement. This book outlines some viable solutions to construct deep cognitive-emotional engagement of interactors with hyper-narrative interactive cinema.


πŸ“’ Author : Scott MacDonald
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-10-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 432
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780199388738
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : MacDonald explores the cinematic territory between the traditional categories of "documentary" and "avant-garde" film, through candid, in-depth conversations with filmmakers whose work has challenged these categories. Arranged in an imaginative chronology and written to be accessible to any film-interested reader, the interviews in Avant-Doc chart half a century of thinking by inventive filmmakers such as Robert Gardner, Ed Pincus, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Leonard Retel Helmrich, Michael Glawogger, Susana de Sousa Dias, Jonathan Caouette, Pawel Wojtasik, and Todd Haynes. Recent breakthroughs by Amie Siegel, Jane Gillooly, Jennifer Proctor, Betzy Bromberg, and Godfrey Reggio are discussed; and considerable attention is paid to Harvard's innovative Sensory Ethnography Lab, producer of Sweetgrass, Leviathan, and Manakamana. A rare interview with pioneering scholar Annette Michelson begins Avant-Doc's meta-conversation.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Atkinson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 312
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781623568238
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Runner-up for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015 Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.