Frequency Study Guide : Dead Poets Society

Author: Sophia Von Sawilski

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1716074304

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Using these questions as a stimulus to follow a path of questioning as you read Dead Poets Society. View critically to gain a better understanding of the movie Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir. The name of this study guide is Frequency because it is hoped that you will be able to get onto the right frequency to be able to better engage in a critical analysis of the visual text as required by the Board of Studies of your Province, State and Country.

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Author: Jim Collins,Ava Preacher Collins,Hilary Radner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135216452

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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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.

I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740706721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 402

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Collects the author's often sarcastic reviews of movies earning two stars or fewer.

Lowering the Boom

Author: Jay Beck,Tony Grajeda

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252075323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

View: 2164

Amplifying the importance of sound in cinema

Academic Lives

Author: Cynthia G. Franklin

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820335872

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 1605

Since the early 1990s, there has been a proliferation of memoirs by tenured humanities professors. Although the memoir form has been discussed within the flourishing field of life writing, academic memoirs have received little critical scrutiny. Based on close readings of memoirs by such academics as Michael Bérubé, Cathy N. Davidson, Jane Gallop, bell hooks, Edward Said, Eve Sedgwick, Jane Tompkins, and Marianna Torgovnick, Academic Lives considers why so many professors write memoirs and what cultural capital they carry. Cynthia G. Franklin finds that academic memoirs provide unparalleled ways to unmask the workings of the academy at a time when it is dealing with a range of crises, including attacks on intellectual freedom, discontentment with the academic star system, and budget cuts. Franklin considers how academic memoirs have engaged with a core of defining concerns in the humanities: identity politics and the development of whiteness studies in the 1990s; the impact of postcolonial studies; feminism and concurrent anxieties about pedagogy; and disability studies and the struggle to bring together discourses on the humanities and human rights. The turn back toward humanism that Franklin finds in some academic memoirs is surreptitious or frankly nostalgic; others, however, posit a wide-ranging humanism that seeks to create space for advocacy in the academic and other institutions in which we are all unequally located. These memoirs are harbingers for the critical turn to explore interrelations among humanism, the humanities, and human rights struggles.

Movies that Matter

Author: Richard Leonard

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 082943044X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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A lively, discerning guide to what's good, beautiful, and true at the movies "Richard Leonard, SJ, expertly guides readers through some of the most popular recent films and shows us how even the most unlikely movies can encourage us to pray and draw closer to the divine . . . fascinating, lively, and often witty." --James Martin, SJ, author of "My Life with the Saints " This thought-provoking and inspiring work by popular film critic and Jesuit Richard Leonard explains how movies are today's parables and why people of faith need the skills to converse about them intelligently and productively. In "Movies""That Matter," Leonard views fifty important movies through "a lens of faith" and offers surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film. From Finding Nemo to Gandhi to The Godfather, Leonard's informed, Christian point of view guides us to a new appreciation of both the films and our own spiritual beliefs. Leonard also lists teachable moments found in each movie and provides questions for personal reflection or group dialogue. In addition, Leonard teaches today's religious educators, parents, and film buffs how to "read" a film with the eyes of faith, and how to meaningfully engage with others through the media of film. He offers realistic advice on such topics as: valuing our story, sex and violence in films, ratings, and how to be a critical consumer. This entertaining and reliable guide will enrich your movie-watching experience. ""Movies That Matter "is a book every person in pastoral ministry will want to use as he or she seeks to be relevant and faithful in a media world." --Rose Pacatte, FSP, coauthor "Lights, Camera, . . . Faith "

The Films of Peter Weir

Author: Jonathan Rayner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826419088

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 9178

This fully revised and updated edition of Jonathan Rayner's acclaimed study takes an in-depth look at the career of a filmmaker who has, over the course of 30 years, put together a substantial and much-loved body of work.