Engaging Cinema

Written By Bill Nichols
Engaging Cinema
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 28 January 2010
  • ISBN : 0393934918
  • Pages : 545 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Engaging Cinema written by Bill Nichols which was release on 28 January 2010, this book published by W. W. Norton & Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

Engaging Cinema

Engaging Cinema
  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-01-28
  • Total pages : 545
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Engaging Film Criticism

Engaging Film Criticism
  • Author : Walter Metz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Engaging Film

Engaging Film
  • Author : Tim Cresswell,Deborah Dixon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2002-03-20
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Deep Focus Engaging Culture

Deep Focus  Engaging Culture
  • Author : Robert K. Johnston,Craig Detweiler,Kutter Callaway
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Engaging Characters

Engaging Characters
  • Author : Murray Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-24
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : In Engaging Characters, Smith sets out a comprehensive analysis of character, exploring the role of characters in our experience of film and media. This revised, 25th anniversary edition refines and extends the arguments of the first edition, reappraising the debates on emotion, empathy, and film spectatorship that the book has ...

Urban Cinematics

Urban Cinematics
  • Author : François Penz,Andong Lu
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

New Hong Kong Cinema

New Hong Kong Cinema
  • Author : Ruby Cheung
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Cinema Black Suffering and Theodicy

Cinema  Black Suffering  and Theodicy
  • Author : Shayne Lee
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : This book analyzes how films depict God when black characters experience suffering and tragedy to elucidate how cinema often portrays a God that is considered supportive, yet who does little to mitigate suffering. This sparks theodical contemplation on the role of divinity in protecting people from the consequences of human ...

The Documentary Film Book

The Documentary Film Book
  • Author : Brian Winston
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Movies and Methods

Movies and Methods
  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Total pages : 753
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene...

Landscape and Film

Landscape and Film
  • Author : Martin Lefebvre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-07
  • Total pages : 362
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

New Maric n Cinema

New Maric  n Cinema
  • Author : Vinodh Venkatesh
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Early Film Culture in Hong Kong Taiwan and Republican China

Early Film Culture in Hong Kong  Taiwan  and Republican China
  • Author : Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-14
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : A pathbreaking collection of essays on early Chinese-language cinema...

Film Philosophy and Reality

Film  Philosophy  and Reality
  • Author : Nathan Andersen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...

Telecinematic Stylistics

Telecinematic Stylistics
  • Author : Christian Hoffmann,Monika Kirner-Ludwig
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393934918
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Summary : 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 ...