Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies

An creation to philosophy via movie, Thinking via movie: Doing Philosophy, looking at Movies combines the exploration of basic philosophical matters with the adventure of viewing motion pictures, and offers a fascinating interpreting adventure for undergraduate scholars, philosophy lovers and movie buffs alike. An in-depth but obtainable creation to the philosophical matters raised via movies, movie spectatorship and film-making.

Provides 12 self-contained, shut discussions of person movies from throughout genres.

Films mentioned comprise Total bear in mind, Minority record, l. a. Promesse, humorous video games, Ikuru, The darkish Knight, keepsake, AI and extra.

Explores thoughts that span epistemology, metaphysics, destiny, selection, robotic love, time commute, own identification, spectacle, ethics, good fortune, remorse, consequentialism, deontology and the philosophy of movie itself.

A uniquely versatile source for classes in philosophy and picture that encourages pupil mirrored image, in addition to being a fascinating learn for the movie fanatic.

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The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema

By Daisuke Miyao

In this revealing examine, Daisuke Miyao explores "the aesthetics of shadow" in jap cinema within the first half the 20 th century. This time period, coined via the creation dressmaker Yoshino Nobutaka, refers back to the belief that shadows upload intensity and secret. Miyao analyzes how this suggestion grew to become naturalized because the illustration of good looks in eastern motion pictures, situating eastern cinema inside transnational movie background. He examines the numerous roles lighting fixtures performed in distinguishing the forms of jap movie from American and eu movie and the ways in which lighting fixtures facilitated the formula of a coherent new jap cultural culture. Miyao discusses the impacts of Hollywood and German cinema along jap Kabuki theater lights traditions and the emergence of neon advertisement lights in this interval. He argues that lighting fixtures expertise in cinema were established via the conflicts of modernity in Japan, together with capitalist transitions within the movie undefined, the articulation of eastern cultural and nationwide identification, and elevated subjectivity for people. by way of concentrating on the understudied section of movie lights and treating cinematographers and lights designers as crucial collaborators in moviemaking, Miyao deals a rereading of jap movie history.

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The Art of Zootopia

By Jessica Julius

Disney's most modern lively function, Zootopia, is a comedy-adventure starring Officer Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop who has to group up with fast-talking scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to crack her first case within the all-animal urban of Zooto¬pia. This lushly illustrated ebook bargains a behind-the-scenes view of the flowery artistry excited by growing the movie.

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Napoleon: Abel Gance's Classic Film

Whilst he used to be fifteen, Kevin Brownlow observed reels of the 1927 Napoleon, and it replaced his lifestyles. The movie was once extra bold, either technically and artistically, than whatever he had ever visible. How may possibly it were forgotten? Brownlow obtained involved with the film's director and tracked down individuals of its forged and team. He found that the making of the movie used to be as a lot of an epic because the movie itself. In 1967, he started an try and restoration Napoleon. The paintings took years, yet finally Napoleon was awarded, with dwell orchestra, to a brand new new release, and, as one critic positioned it, it grew to become "the degree for all different movies, forever." This ebook tells the dramatic tale of Napoleon's outstanding revival and in addition serves as an excellent advent and spouse to the movie.
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Post Cinematic Affect

By Steven Shaviro

Post-Cinematic impact is ready what it sounds like to reside within the prosperous West within the early twenty first century. in particular, it explores the constitution of feeling that's rising this present day in tandem with new electronic applied sciences, including financial globalization and the financialization of progressively more human actions. the 20 th century was once the age of movie and tv; those dominant media formed and mirrored our cultural sensibilities. within the twenty first century, new electronic media support to form and replicate new sorts of sensibility. video clips (moving photograph and sound works) remain made, yet they've got followed new formal suggestions, they're considered below hugely replaced stipulations, they usually tackle their spectators in several methods than was once the case within the twentieth century. The booklet strains those alterations, targeting 4 contemporary moving-image works: Nick Hooker's track video for Grace Jones' music company Cannibal; Olivier Assayas' motion picture Boarding Gate, starring Asia Argento; Richard Kelly's motion picture Southland stories, that includes Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson, and different popular culture celebrities; and Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Gamer.

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Kill Bill An Unofficial Casebook volumes 1 and 2

By D. K. Holm

From Amazon: "An unofficial better half quantity to Quentin Tarantino's cult break motion picture Kill invoice. contains: advent, historical past of KILL invoice. Profiles of all significant actors in KILL invoice 1. Profiles of flicks which prompted KILL invoice. information of posters, trailers, teasers, early screenplay drafts, diversified cuts (eg the uncensored eastern cut), early casting, and so on. severe studies of KILL invoice 1 from a number of resources. broad bibliography. Illustrated all through, together with an 8-page color part. this can be quantity one in every of a brand new, 2-volume, revised variation of the unique Kill invoice Casebook." D. ok. Holm is a film reviewer for The Glasgow Courier and KQAC, and the writer of Robert Crumb; Robert Crumb: Conversations; Quentin Tarantino; autonomous Cinema; movie Soleil, and man Maddin: Interviews.

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The Film Appreciation Book: The Film Course You Always Wanted to Take

By Jim Piper

This is a ebook for cinephiles, natural and easy. writer and filmmaker, Jim Piper, stocks his immense wisdom of movie and analyzes the main extraordinary parts of the easiest video clips ever made. From directing to cinematography, from enhancing and track to symbolism and plot improvement, The movie Appreciation Book covers countless numbers of the best works in cinema, combining heritage, technical wisdom, and the paintings of pleasure to give an explanation for why a few video clips became the main valuable and unique works ever on hand to the general public, and why those videos proceed to amaze audience after many years of notoriety.

Read approximately such vintage cinematic masterpieces as Citizen Kane, Gandhi, nighttime Cowboy, effortless Rider, real Grit, long past With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz, in addition to newer accomplishments in characteristic movies, akin to Requiem for a Dream, Munich, The King’s Speech, and The harm Locker.

Piper breaks down his research for you and issues out facets of construction that movie-lovers (even the dedicated ones) could by no means realize all alone. This ebook will forever fascinate, and by the point you get to the final bankruptcy, you’re able to commence yet again. In-depth research and considerate and wide-ranging movie offerings from each interval of cinema heritage will make sure that you by no means tire of this interpreting significant other to film.

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RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born

By Richard B. Jewell

One of the “Big 5” studios of Hollywood’s golden age, RKO is remembered at the present time essentially for the well-known motion pictures it produced, from King Kong and Citizen Kane to the Astaire-Rogers musicals. yet its personal tale additionally presents a desirable case examine of movie administration in the course of some of the most vexing sessions in American social background. RKO Radio photos: A Titan is Born offers a shiny historical past of a thirty-year curler coaster of volatile funds, administration battles, and inventive gambles. Richard Jewell has used extraordinary entry to studio records typically unavailable to students to provide the 1st company heritage of RKO, exploring its decision-making strategies and illuminating the complicated interaction among paintings and trade in the course of the heyday of the studio method. in the back of the blockbuster motion pictures and the glamorous stars, the tale of RKO frequently contained extra drama than any of the films it ever produced.

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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

By Mark Harris

The awesome wartime event of 5 of Hollywood's most vital administrators, all of whom placed their stamp on global struggle II and have been replaced via it forever

Here is the notable, untold tale of ways 5 significant Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed international struggle II, and the way, in flip, the warfare replaced them. In a movement remarkable on the time, the U.S. executive farmed out its struggle propaganda attempt to Hollywood, permitting those administrators the liberty to movie in wrestle zones as by no means sooner than. They have been at the scene at virtually each significant second of America’s struggle, shaping the public’s collective attention of what we’ve now come to name the nice struggle. The made from 5 years of scrupulous archival study, Five got here again provides a revelatory new realizing of Hollywood’s function within the battle during the lifestyles and paintings of those 5 males who selected to head, and who got here again.

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