I began to ask myself how long it took before I made a decision about whether I liked the movie or not. If I could answer that question, maybe I could apply the same principle while reading a screenplay. I'd been going to as many movies ...
Author: Syd Field
Category: Performing Arts
Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter). A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field. What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of screenwriting have become the film industry’s gold standard. Now Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all great films. Learn what makes La Grande Illusion a groundbreaking, timeless classic ... how Casablanca teaches one of the most important elements of creating memorable characters for the screen ... why Pulp Fiction might be one of the most influential films of our time. Discover the legendary filmmakers, films, and stars who shaped Field’s understanding of the medium.... Meet Jean Renoir, the great French director who steered his young Berkeley protégé away from medicine into film.... Watch a dazzling young Francis Ford Coppola as he directs his thesis film at UCLA.... Spend an amazing summer with Sam Peckinpah as he shares the screenwriting techniques behind his classic western The Wild Bunch. Rich in anecdote and insight, Going to the Movies will both entertain and inform, deepening every moviegoer’s appreciation of the magic behind the silver screen.
Palpable in both men's concern about Netflix is that television is invading movies, not as business but as cultural ... And yet culturally, few have characterized this shift as one of the movies going to television, and fewer still have ...
Author: Jonathan Gray
Category: Social Science
Television and film have always been connected, but recent years have seen them overlapping, collaborating, and moving towards each other in ever more ways. Set amidst this moment of unprecedented synergy, this book examines how television and film culture interact in the 21st century. Both media appear side by side in many platforms or venues, stories and storytellers cross between them, they regularly have common owners, and they discuss each other constantly. Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson examine what happens at these points of interaction, studying the imaginary borderlands between each medium, the boundary maintenance that quickly envelops much discussion of interaction, and ultimately what we allow or require television and film to be. Offering separate chapters on television exhibition at movie theaters, cinematic representations of television, television-to-film and film-to-television adaptations, and television producers crossing over to film, the book explores how each zone of interaction invokes fervid debate of the roles that producers, audiences, and critics want and need each medium to play. From Game of Thrones to The TV Set, Bewitched to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hundreds of TV shows and films are discussed. Television Goes to the Movies will be of interest to students and scholars of television studies, film studies, media studies, popular culture, adaptation studies, production studies, and media industries.
A 13 year-old girl remembers December 7, 1944; 'I love going to the movies in our little town. I was thirteen years old at the time, and I can recall the theater becoming dark. They turned off the movie and then the owner/manager of the ...
What does it mean for “film theory” to go to the “movies”? Film theory as it has been practiced since the late sixties has been in the vanguard in developing the critical approaches that we associate with poststructuralism, ...
Author: Jim Collins
Category: Social Science
Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.
Bono starred in Good Times and Hairspray and made a cameo appearance as Congressman Sonny Bono in the DC movie First ... Rothschild (Michael I. Fox) lost his temper and yelled, "When this is all over, I'm going to go to Sam & Harry's.
International Relations and Politics in Genre Films and Television Joel R. Campbell ... The novel series considers fears going back to the brainwashing issue of the 1950s: that the government might be secretly training agents who would ...
Author: Joel R. Campbell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This examination of film genres discusses how various films in five genres reflect or comment on political themes and ideas. The author uses constructivist and feminist political theory to examine the development of the political discourse in these films, and considers new ways to conceptualize the relationship between film or television and politics.
The title goes on to boast of the film's intent to “retell [the story] exactly as he wrote” it—always a red flag, especially when adapting a longish novel (editions of Dracula tend to run more than 400 pages) into a movie less than two ...
Author: Lyndon W. Joslin
Category: Performing Arts
First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.
Many people go to the movies to unwind. They like action movies. They like color movies. They don't care much about critical reviews. And while they may have favorite actors, they are not necessarily the most prominent ones.
Author: Ashton D. Trice
How do we choose what movies to go see? How do we process the sounds and images of those films? How do they influence our behaviors, attitudes and beliefs after we leave the theater? Using psychology theory, this book answers these questions while considering the effects of relatively permanent personality variables, our changeable moods and the people we are with in such scenarios. It also points out areas of the study in which further work is necessary and where new concepts, such as awe and aesthetic pleasure, may further understanding.
E the movie if reaction potential (SR) is large enough – that is, if it is greater than some threshold (the reaction threshold, represented by SLR in the equation). If it isn,t large enough, well, he won,t go to the movie.
Author: Guy R. Lefrançois
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Mrs Gribbin invites you to join her as she explores the changing landscape of learning theories and their implications.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and FinancePublish On: 1981
Movie going is a relatively infrequent occurrence for most . Based on data presented in section III , there were about 1.2 billion theatre admissions in 1979 , or an average of about five or six times a year for every United States ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance