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Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publsiher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 27 June 2022
  • ISBN : 9780205314157
  • Pages : 444 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.


Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 27 June 2022
GET THIS BOOKMovies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.

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Movies and Meaning

Movies and Meaning
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 26 January 2012
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Updated in a new 6th edition, Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.

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Firestorm

Firestorm
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 06 August 2009
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It was believed that September 11th would make certain kinds of films obsolete, such as action thrillers crackling with explosions or high-casualty blockbusters where the hero escapes unscathed. While the production of these films did ebb, the full impact of the attacks on Hollywood's creative output is still taking shape. Did 9/11 force filmmakers and screenwriters to find new methods of storytelling? What kinds of movies have been made in response to 9/11, and are they factual? Is it even possible to

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Savage Cinema

Savage Cinema
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 01 January 2010
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More than any other filmmaker, Sam Peckinpah opened the door for graphic violence in movies. In this book, Stephen Prince explains the rise of explicit violence in the American cinema, its social effects, and the relation of contemporary ultraviolence to the radical, humanistic filmmaking that Peckinpah practiced. Prince demonstrates Peckinpah's complex approach to screen violence and shows him as a serious artist whose work was tied to the social and political upheavals of the 1960s. He explains how the director's

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Digital Visual Effects in Cinema

Digital Visual Effects in Cinema
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 07 December 2011
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Avatar. Inception. Jurassic Park. Lord of the Rings. Ratatouille. Not only are these some of the highest-grossing films of all time, they are also prime examples of how digital visual effects have transformed Hollywood filmmaking. Some critics, however, fear that this digital revolution marks a radical break with cinematic tradition, heralding the death of serious realistic movies in favor of computer-generated pure spectacle. Digital Visual Effects in Cinema counters this alarmist reading, by showing how digital effects–driven films should

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The Horror Film

The Horror Film
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 09 February 2004
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In this volume, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of young adult viewers and children to the genre. The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two

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An Introduction to Film Genres

An Introduction to Film Genres
  • Author : Lester D. Friedman,David Desser,Sarah Kozloff,Martha Nochimson,Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release : 11 November 2013
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An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirteen film genres in a new light---to help them identify the themes, iconography, and distinctive stylistic traits of each genre.

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Movies and Meaning: Pearson New International Edition

Movies and Meaning: Pearson New International Edition
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 03 October 2013
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This comprehensive introduction to film text focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. Using clear, accessible, and jargon-free writing, this is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film style and the viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. How do viewers interpret the effects filmmakers create? How do filmmakers anticipate, and build on, the likely ways viewers will react

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Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 27 September 2016
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Now a Netflix movie directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) and starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. Master storyteller Stephen King presents this classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller. When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only begun… “And now the voice which spoke belonged to no one but herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, I am all alone out here. I am all alone.” Once again, Jessie

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The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 11 July 2019
GET THIS BOOKThe Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality

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A Dream of Resistance

A Dream of Resistance
  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 16 November 2017
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Celebrated as one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers, Kobayashi Masaki’s scorching depictions of war and militarism marked him as a uniquely defiant voice in post-war Japanese cinema. A pacifist drafted into Japan’s Imperial Army, Kobayashi survived the war with his principles intact and created a body of work that was uncompromising in its critique of the nation’s military heritage. Yet his renowned political critiques were grounded in spiritual perspectives, integrating motifs and beliefs from both Buddhism and

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