The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Dennis Petrie,Joe Boggs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780077431594
Release: 2021
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Dennis W. Petrie,Joseph M. Boggs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1264177755
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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"Never before have movies been so readily available to those who wish to watch them. When the first edition of this book was published, students' viewing opportunities were mostly limited to local theaters, classrooms with 16mm projection capabilities, or television. Since then, cable, satellite, VCRs, laserdisc players, and DVRs (beginning with TiVo) have dramatically widened our choice of films to see and ways to see them. DVDs and streaming video via the Internet and Wi-Fi have offered home viewers both improved visual and sound quality, and content extras such as commentaries by directors, actors, writers, editors, cinematographers, and other filmmakers, as well as extended "making of" documentaries. Perhaps most helpfully for the study of film, these technologies allow direct digital entry to individual scenes so that we can now scrutinize a film sequence by sequence, shot by shot, and even frame by frame. What are we to make of this greater access to movies? What purpose does it serve? This textbook is informed by the belief that making films is an art-and that watching films is also an art. Most students come into an introductory film course having watched plenty of movies, but during the semester, they develop ways to engage in the experience on a deeper, more meaningful level"--

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Joseph M. Boggs,Dennis W. Petrie
Pages: 570
ISBN: UCSC:32106014161316
Release: 2000
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Joseph M. Boggs
Pages: 291
ISBN: UOM:39015013912665
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown

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The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Joseph M. Boggs,Dennis W. Petrie
Pages: 538
ISBN: 0072556269
Release: 2004
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

CD-ROM contains related movie, commentary, and quizzes for each chapter, glossary, links to online resources.

The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Boggs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0071216456
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Joe Boggs,Dennis W. Petrie
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0073514284
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 9e challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. This title introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker.

Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films
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Author: Marilyn Fabe
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780520279971
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.

Hollywood Worldviews

Hollywood Worldviews
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Author: Brian Godawa
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0830869530
Release: 2011-12-02
Editor: InterVarsity Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you watch movies with your eyes open? You buy your tickets and concessions, and you walk into the theater. Celluloid images flash at twenty-four frames per second, and the hypnotic sequence of moving pictures coaxes you to suspend disbelief and be entertained by the implausible. Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you find yourself hoping that a sister will succeed in seducing her sibling's husband, that a thief will get away with his crime, that a serial killer will escape judgment? Do you, too, laugh at the bumbling priest and seethe at the intolerant and abusive evangelist? Do you embrace worldviews that infect your faith and then wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can survive the infection? In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that leads to a happier ending, one that keeps you aware of your culture and awake to your faith.

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films

Looseleaf for The Art of Watching Films
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Author: Dennis Petrie,Joe Boggs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1259755010
Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. The Art of Watching Films introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Watching Films

Watching Films
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Author: Karina Aveyard,Albert Moran
Pages: 418
ISBN: UCSD:31822038695318
Release: 2013
Editor: Intellect L & D E F A E

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With a focus on the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence how we watch and think about movies, this book centres its investigations on four areas of inquiry: Who watches films? Under what circumstances? What consequences and affects follow? And what do these acts of consumption mean? --

The Art of Loving Life

The Art of Loving Life
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Author: Sandra Thebaud, Ph.D.
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781461133315
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Sandra Thebaud, Ph.D.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Unlike many other books on stress management, The Art of Loving Life was written for everyday people and not for other scholars. The information is easy to understand and even easier to apply in your life. Plus, it makes you feel like the author is talking directly to you through the book and wants to support you to a better, less stressful life. How many books do that? Dr. Thebaud has used her talent of taking complicated topics and making them understandable and easy to learn and put it into this little book for you. It starts with getting a clear understanding of what stress is so that you know what you are up against and then describes clinically proven and time tested techniques that you can use to lower your stress. The best part is that she shows you how to tweak the techniques so that they are easier to practice and more effective. It does not matter whether you are dealing with work stress or home stress, these techniques can work to decrease any stress. This is the little book that gets right to the point of how to de stress. Be prepared to participate in fun exercises to learn what stress is and to learn stress management techniques that work. You will learn how to relax even if you do not think that is possible right now. This little book is full of useful information. It may be the most useful book you will ever own. When you want stress management tips, you do not want to read 100 pages before learning how to manage stress. This stress management book is a quick and easy read. It contains no fluff. It is just a little book filled with effective techniques such as meditation, visualization and gratitude but they have been tweaked to make them easier to practice. This is stress management made simple from a great get-to-the-point author. Are you ready for a better life? Order your copy now.

Vulnerability in Scandinavian Art and Culture

Vulnerability in Scandinavian Art and Culture
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Author: Adriana Margareta Dancus,Mats Hyvönen,Maria Karlsson
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9783030373825
Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this open access book, seventeen scholars discuss how contemporary Scandinavian art and media have become important arenas to articulate and stage various forms of vulnerability in the Scandinavian welfare states. How do discourses of privilege and vulnerability coexist and interact in Scandinavia? How do the Scandinavian countries respond to vulnerability given increased migration? How is vulnerability distributed in terms of margin and centre, normality and deviance? And how can vulnerability be used to move audiences towards each other and accomplish change? We address these questions in an interdisciplinary study that brings examples from celebrated and provocative fiction and documentary films, TV-series, reality TV, art installations, design, literature, graphic art, radio podcasts and campaigns on social media.

The Art Of Rhetoric

The Art Of Rhetoric
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Author: Aristotle
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781443440813
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: HarperCollins

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In The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle demonstrates the purpose of rhetoric—the ability to convince people using your skill as a speaker rather than the validity or logic of your arguments—and outlines its many forms and techniques. Defining important philosophical terms like ethos, pathos, and logos, Aristotle establishes the earliest foundations of modern understanding of rhetoric, while providing insight into its historic role in ancient Greek culture. Aristotle’s work, which dates from the fourth century B.C., was written while the author lived in Athens, remains one of the most influential pillars of philosophy and has been studied for centuries by orators, public figures, and politicians alike. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

The Lilean Chronicles Book One Redemption

The Lilean Chronicles  Book One   Redemption
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Author: Merita King
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780957052017
Release: 2011-10
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A single baby, born to save a world. Two ancient prophecies, both foretelling the extinction of a race. Two sides racing to their appointment with destiny. A leader of men, determined to outwit the foretelling of his doom, leads his people in a sickening massacre to secure the continuation of his race. A single man, troubled with nightmares and voices in dreams, worries for his sanity as his life crumbles around him. Alone and friendless, Vincent escapes to isolated freedom, the loneliness forcing him to succumb to the terrifying nightmares and finally, to listen to the voices in the dreams. Many worlds away across the aching void, Farra listens to the voices in her own dreams, and embarks upon a perilous journey to bring truth and justice to one troubled soul struggling to find a purpose. The child that is now a man must face his nemesis and end the tide of evil that laid waste his world as he took his first breath. The voices in the dreams lead them on a journey through space and time, from world to world in a desperate struggle for truth, justice, life.

The Art of Cruelty

The Art of Cruelty
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Author: Maggie Nelson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393343146
Release: 2012
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses whether the brutal imagery present in today's reality and entertainment will shock society into a less alienated state and help create a just social order or whether focusing on representations of cruelty simply makes society more cruel. 10,000 first printing.

Reading the Silver Screen

Reading the Silver Screen
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Author: Thomas C. Foster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062113405
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we’re being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts—visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial—to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster’s Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. Using the investigative approach readers love in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the “AFI 100 Years-100 Movies” lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love.

Instructor s Manual to Accompany The Art of Watching Films Fifth Edition

Instructor s Manual to Accompany The Art of Watching Films  Fifth Edition
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Author: Kenneth Jurkiewicz
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0767413121
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

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The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking
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Author: David Osborne,David Langdon
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1479217689
Release: 2012
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many of you have been called upon to speak in public at one time or another in your lives. At one end of the spectrum will be: “Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding and raise your glasses to the adorable couple.” At the other end are those who see public speaking as a lucrative business, and the speakers most in demand command considerable fees for their services. This book is aimed at those of you who have something to say, and want to make a career out of public speaking, whether full or part time.

Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures
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Author: Ann Hornaday
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1541672976
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A veteran film critic offers a lively, opinionated guide to thinking and talking about movies--from Casablanca to Clueless Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie? In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie--from script and casting to final sound edit--and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do? In a new epilogue, Hornaday addresses important questions of representation in film and the industry and how this can, and should, effect a movie-watching experience. Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light-not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.