To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues philosophy must be brought to bear on contemporary discourse surrounding these primal concerns, and he shows how this can be achieved through a turn to popular film.
Author: Paul W. Kahn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues philosophy must be brought to bear on contemporary discourse surrounding these primal concerns, and he shows how this can be achieved through a turn to popular film. In such well-known movies as Forrest Gump (1994), The American President (1995), The Matrix (1999), Memento (2000), The History of Violence (2005), Gran Torino (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), The Road (2009), and Avatar (2009), Kahn explores powerful archetypes and their hold on us, and he treats our present-day anxieties over justice, love, and faith as signs these traditional imaginative structures have failed. His inquiry proceeds in two parts. First, he uses film to explore the nature of action and interpretation, and narrative, not abstraction, emerges as the critical concept for understanding both. Second, he explores the narratives of politics, family, and faith as they appear in popular films. Engaging with genres as diverse as romantic comedies, slasher films, and pornography, Kahn gains access to the social imaginary, through which we create and maintain a meaningful world.
A hands-on process of creating authentic stories, this book provides creative artists with an exciting analytical tool to help in the process of character creation.
Author: Howard M. Gluss
Category: Performing Arts
A hands-on process of creating authentic stories, this book provides creative artists with an exciting analytical tool to help in the process of character creation. Various personality styles depicted in films are examined, as well as why they are celebrated in hundreds of films. Behavioural traits that define a person and recognisable attributes such as speech, profession, dress, and health are analysed in depth. This guide offers a valuable list of films to study to see how others interpret the personality as well as a useful template of questions to ask when developing consistent and convincing character psychologys.
Author: Catherine M. BarsottiPublish On: 2004-08-01
33 Films of Reel Faith Catherine M. Barsotti, Robert K. Johnston. significant to
him. Although Max has ... For as Max screams, we find ourselves watching him
from a camera suspended high above him. Like God himself, we find ourselves ...
Author: Catherine M. Barsotti
Publisher: Baker Books
Category: Performing Arts
An accessible guidebook that reviews and discusses over thirty films of faith, providing resources and suggestions for personal viewing and church use.
That is why God tells us not to judge, because there are many of us, like Peter,
who would find ourselves making a poor ... Or perhaps we are like Lexi, finding ourselves going the lengths to sabotage ourselves just to make it all go away.
Author: D. C. Lassiter
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Have you ever wondered why after watching a movie you are left with a residue of emotions? Perhaps after the credits have rolled off your screen, you've experienced a sense of peace, empowerment, exhilaration, fear or maybe a better understanding of how to deal with a personal issue you've struggled with. Watching a Hollywood movie can be a bit like a brain teaser such as the Rubin Face which leaves you searching for the optical illusion and wondering whether you see the young lady or the old woman. Many times God challenges us to go deeper than the surface of the movie, in the hope that we will discover principles that can be gleaned from beneath the excitement and buzz of the film. By juxtaposing Hollywood movies and biblical characters, the author connects the dots for the reader so that they are guided through fundamental biblical truths in order to better understand and navigate through their own life challenges on a daily basis. What does Bruce Almighty have in common with the biblical Samson? What is Prophet Jonah doing in the Wizard of Oz instead of going down to Nineveh? Find out in this fun and feisty easy-to-read book, and while you are at it–take the time to look beyond the surface of the movie and you will sense God speaking to you in encouraging, practical and at times convicting ways. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
ourselves in a story, most of us turn to the movies, something that Americans did
over 4.5 billion times in 2002 (1.6 ... and their 2002 follow-up book called
Advanced Cinematherapy: The Girls Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie at a
Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: Broadway Books
Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world. Words define us, our actions, even our existence. And just when you think that you have all the words you need, you discover new ones, hear new uses for old ones or see them mutate right before your eyes—a neologism is born. Those neologisms are actually one of the best ways of keeping tabs on the way our world and culture are changing. One of the people who's been keeping tabs is Paul McFedries, the president of Logophilia Limited (logophilia is Greek for "the love of words"). His scorecard is Word Spy, a daily newsletter that has been reporting from the neological frontier since 1998 and that has more than 100,000 visitors a month and more than 12 million page views. In Word Spy, McFedries demonstrates how new words both reflect and illuminate not only the subcultures that coin them but also the larger culture in which these groups exist. Neologisms give us insight into the way things are even as they act as linguistic harbingers of what's to come. Each chapter of Word Spy is a cultural snapshot, a slice of the zeitgeist that focuses on a specific idea or sociological phenomenon, with an emphasis on the words and phrases that it has generated. These snapshots cover various aspects of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food, all the while introducing us to hybrid words: If your kids can't seem to get away from their computers, they may be addicted to "fritterware" (time-wasting game software). If you're a new mother with a passion for petitioning, you may be a "lactivist" (breast-feeding activist). And if you keep finding yourself staying way later at the office than you ever imagined, you may be suffering from "presenteeism." Word Spy is an exciting and informative travelogue through the evolving landscape of our language and, consequently, the cultures and subcultures that continually mold and shape not just the language but all of us who speak it.
Instead of being a sad conclusion , it's an empowering one because of what the
past can offer us : a context for our own struggles , a dose of courage , and
healing insight into ourselves and those we have loved and lost . It is perhaps for
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
This practical, hands-on book will help Christian educators, youth leaders, and anyone wishing to use films as teaching tools to explore and discuss film segments within the usual 40-50 minutes of class time available. Discussion questions provided to explore temptation, duty, forgiveness, redemption, gratitude, and other important Christian values. Industry film ratings are provided.
Whatever century , whatever culture we live in , our lives are closely defined
within certain restraints : the church , government , social class , racial identities ,
gender prejudices - or the insidious groupings within which we find ourselves ...
Author: Sara Anson Vaux
Movies mirror our desires and dreams, but they also shape them, as we struggle to understand ourselves and our world in relation to God. Finding Meaning at the Movies is a guide for groups and indivuduals who wish to explore - through movies - major themes, issues, and questions that we all have in common. Sara Ansen Vaux takes the reader on a cinematic journey, showing how to look for messages of value and meaning by examining not only the content of a film, but also the ways (cinematography, color, sound) that a movie tells a story.
... beneficiary's response , which counterparts across the nation would have
echoed : One particular mother said to me : ' before you gave me this child I used
to bowl , play cards , and go regularly to the movies , to help drive out the
Author: Veronica Jane Strong-Boag
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Finding Families, Finding Ourselves traces the history of adoption in English Canada from the nineteenth century to the 1990s. Each chapter directs readers to a particular set of individual stories--childrearing, legislation, class relations, gender, religion, ethnicity and race,Aboriginal-settler contact, international exchanges, and (re)connection--that shaped and informed the thinking and practices of adoption as they emerged over the years. Relying on public records rather than interviews, author Veronica Strong-Boag examines a number of diverse sources includinglegislation, the popular media, royal commissions reports, biographies and autobiographies, and fiction and poetry to provide an unexplored vantage point from which to assess the overall development of adoption as a central and all too often under-appreciated institution in English Canada.
Newman: When you're coming up with characters for your films, to what extent do
you actually develop them? ... our movies are really about domestic situations on
some level—situations that most of us would find ourselves in—so we're a bit ...
Author: Rich Newman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Cinematography for Games covers the space between the game and film industries by pointing out the most relevant cinematic techniques in today's hottest games, and including interviews with the game industry's greatest luminaries (including Will Wright: Sims legend, Harvey Smith, legendary game Deus Ex, Warren Spector creator of one of the original game companies, Origin). The convergence of games and film is a widely discussed and debated topic in the game industry. Many major publishers, along with some high-profile directors (John Woo, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott) are exploring the middle ground between the industries. This book introduces game producers and directors to the tried and true techniques cinematographers have relied on for years. Game developers learn how to create compelling video games by: developing quality stories and characters; visualizing scenes within the game through the eyes of a cinematographer; using tried and true film industry methods for casting, voice-over, direction, and production. The book will also feature screen shots from some of today's hottest titles that illustrate key cinematic concepts, as well as advice from successful game industry professionals already using these techniques.
It was Leland ' s call that summer morning that launched Charlie and me as
independent movie makers . ... Finding ourselves with all this unknowingness in
sole and lofty charge of bringing movies into existence , we were , however , not
for a ...
We are finding ourselves shopping for groceries “online”, picking out new cars “
online”, purchasing theater tickets “online” and ordering the latest ... Through the
miracle of television and the movies, it now seems to me like everyone is doing it!
Author: Dennis Nagy
Dating 911 is based on real-life interviews and experiences in internet dating. Written by a career police chief, it offers solid tips on what to do-and what not to do, when meeting someone online. If you, or anyone you know, is involved in computer match making-THIS IS THE BOOK TO READ. In the post 9-11 world, everyone needs to be made aware of the dangers that lurk within their own online experiences. From identity theft, to personal safety, this book covers all aspects of meeting someone on the internet, and doing it safely. Written in an entertaining and easily readable format, you will learn the tricks of the trade. "Police Notes" are added at the end of every chapter to concisely summarize the key points that the reader needs. Get into the mind of the cyber-net addict and how the world of internet relationships can be dangerous and compulsive. This cyber-cop tells all about his own personal experiences and how to avoid the pitfalls of the online-world.
As viewers , we find ourselves out there on the limb with the subjects ,
empathizing and emotionally involved with them in a way that Billops concertedly
avoids . Even her husband acknowledges that in the films " she talks a lot , and
gives you ...
We would be horrified, as we're sure The Saturday Review itself would be, at the
prospect of anything resembling a Governmental censorship of movies for foreign
showing. This would probably mean our finding ourselves, in the foreign movie ...
Using these other standards , we are apt to find ourselves getting a great deal out
of pictures we didn ' t care much for - finding in them things that set them far
above others that we previously had thought pretty fine films . We learn that the ...
Strategies, Tips, and Secrets for Finding Romance Sharyn Wolf. polls show we
want ... BIG - SCREEN BLITZ TV titillates , and movies blitz . Critics may ... Movie
romances offer dramatic premises , which we find ourselves 170 Survival
Author: Sharyn Wolf
Publisher: Plume Books
In a detailed, step-by-step format, Sharyn Wolf supplies readers with the most effective, original ways to meet people, connect with them, and enjoy the process.
This is why we find ourselves wondering , “ Why did this never bother me before
? Why now ? ” Hot flashes and racing heart rates are ... ( Maybe this is why old movies featured couples in separate beds . ) Hot flashes can disrupt a deep
Author: Beth Moran
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Health & Fitness
Finding the Healer Within is a contemporary guide for women to take co ntrol of their health. "Listen to your body and seek out the informati on you need," says Beth Moran, to help in finding your healer within. Women will find the intelligence, honesty, and humor that Beth Moran b rings to her practice a very welcome discovery. These are firsthand ex periences and insights of a successful women's health nurse practition er, with a holistic emphasis. Includes extensive bibliography.
Find another way to honor the loved one on special days. ... we find ourselves in.
... behavioral (you lack companionship for eating out, shopping, going to
museums, the movies, or other social events), and emotional (your basic need to
Author: Louis LaGrand
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief that even in grief, we can still grow." Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or follows a long battle with illness, there is no way to prepare for the loss of someone close. Grieving is painful, but you have a choice in how you cope with grief and most importantly how you adapt to the intense loss you've experienced. Grief counseling expert Dr. Louis LaGrand describes 101 tips and prescriptions to help mourners through their tragic loss. His specific coping strategies offer practical advice, ultimately giving you pathways for achieving lasting inner peace by using the one thing you can control your own response to grief. Heal your inner grief and find peace by: *Starting each day with an affirmative action *Establishing a grief or worry time *Planning in advance for birthdays, anniversaries, and important holidays *Learning to enjoy new routines *Letting go of "if onlys" and "what ifs" *Never ruling out happiness
BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS Finding hope in a “ symphony of sorrowful songs ”
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF " WITLESS AND ... we Though the movie garnered
critical acclaim , find ourselves watching him from a camera it died at the box
Characters in the novel have become , through the interface of the screen ,
characters in a movie , and vice - versa . And now , finding ourselves characters
in the novel , watching a movie until the " film has broken , or a projector bulb has