Myth and the Movies Book

Myth and the Movies


  • Author : Stuart Voytilla
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047545838
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

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Myth and the Movies Summary:

Identifies common ingredients in movies as varied as "Die Hard," "Unforgiven," "The Fly," "Platoon," "Ordinary People," "Bringing Up Baby," and "Star Wars"

Magic and Myth of the Movies Book

Magic and Myth of the Movies


  • Author : Parker Tyler
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015000272667
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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The American Success Myth on Film Book

The American Success Myth on Film


  • Author : J. Levinson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137016676
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb

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The American Success Myth on Film Summary:

In examining the enduring appeal that rags-to-riches stories exert on our collective imagination, this book highlights the central role that films have played in the ongoing cultural discourse about success and work in America.

Movies  Myth  and the National Security State Book

Movies Myth and the National Security State


  • Author : Dan O'Meara
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: International relations in motion pictures
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 1626374597
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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Movies Myth and the National Security State Summary:

"A valuable book.... highly engaging and thought provoking. Sweeping in its analysis, it brings together a sophisticated discussion of US political history since World War II with a very sharp evaluation of movies during the distinct eras of these years." --Robert Snyder, Southwestern University While analysts may agree that Hollywood movies have always both mirrored and helped to shape the tenor of their times, the question remains: Just how do they do it? And beyond that, how do we identify the political/ideological content of any film? The authors of Movies, Myth, and the National Security State offer answers to these questions, exploring how Hollywood movies have functioned to propagate, or to debate, or sometimes to contest the evolving US national security state since 1945. Drawing on more than a thousand films released since 1948, and focusing in detail on 48 films that address key issues and dilemmas confronting the US and its sense of self and role in the world, they provide insights into US political life as it has developed across some seven decades. Dan O¿Meara and Alex Macleod are professors of international relations at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Frédérick Gagnon is assistant professor of political science at UQAM. David Grondin is assistant professor of American studies and international relations at the University of Ottawa.

The Epic Film Book

The Epic Film


  • Author : Derek Elley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317928874
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

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The Epic Film Summary:

As Charlton Heston put it: ‘There’s a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it’s the easiest kind of picture to make badly.’ This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken up one of the most ancient art-forms and propelled it into the modern world, covered in twentieth-century ambitions, anxieties, hopes and fantasies. This survey of historical epic films dealing with periods up to the end of the Dark Ages looks at epic form and discusses the films by historical period, showing how the cinema reworks history for the changing needs of its audience, much as the ancient mythographers did. The form’s main aim has always been to entertain, and Derek Elley reminds us of the glee with which many epic films have worn their label, and of the sheer fun of the genre. He shows the many levels on which these films can work, from the most popular to the specialist, each providing a considerable source of enjoyment. For instance, spectacle, the genre’s most characteristic trademark, is merely the cinema’s own transformation of the literary epic’s taste for the grandiose. Dramatically it can serve many purposes: as a resolution of personal tensions (the chariot race in Ben-Hur), of monotheism vs idolatry (Solomon and Sheba), or of the triumph of a religious code (The Ten Commandments). Although to many people Epic equals Hollywood, throughout the book Elley stresses debt to the Italian epics, which often explored areas of history with which Hollywood could never have found sympathy. Originally published 1984.

Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium Book

Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium


  • Author : Patricia Salzman-Mitchell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0190204168
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium Summary:

Offering unique and in-depth discussions of films that have been released since 2000, Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium uses various modern approaches--ranging from myth criticism to psychology and gender studies--to analyze popular movies that make use of themes and stories from Greek and Roman mythology, including Troy, The Hunger Games, Pan's Labyrinth, and Clash of the Titans. FEATURES * Provides a critical analysis of thirteen movies, exploring the themes, characters, and plots that arise from Greek and Roman mythology and also from other Western and contemporary traditions * Covers films that today's students may already be familiar with and enjoy, resulting in a relevant and interesting text * Addresses themes central to the new millennium: the environment, the perils of materialism and excessive consumerism, gender oppression and equality, broken families, and the constant threat of violence * Organizes films into five thematic parts--Homeric Echoes, The Reluctant Hero, Women in the Margins, Coming of Age in the New Millennium, and New Versions of Pygmalion--that provide an interpretive framework for examining archetypes * A substantial general Introduction provides a foundation for studying myth and film, and each part includes an introduction and discussion questions

The Writer s Journey Book
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The Writer s Journey


  • Author : Christopher Vogler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Archetype (Psychology) in literature
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 0330375911
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

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The Writer s Journey Summary:

The Writer's Journey is an insider's guide to how master storytellers from Hitchcock to Spielberg have used mythic structure to create powerful stories. This new edition includes analyses of latest releases such as The Full Monty.

Film as Religion Book

Film as Religion


  • Author : John Lyden
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814751800
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Film as Religion Summary:

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 Film as Religion argues that popular films perform a religious function in our culture. Like more formal religious institutions, films can provide us with ways to view the world and values to confront it. Lyden contends that approaches which interpret films only ideologically or theologically miss the mark in understanding their appeal to viewers. He develops an alternative method which shows how films can be understood as representing a “religious” worldview in their own right. Lyden surveys the state of the study of religion and film, offering an overview of previous methods before presenting his own. Rather than seeking to uncover hidden meanings in film detectable only to scholars, Lyden emphasizes how film functions for its audiences?the beliefs and values it conveys, and its ritual power to provide emotional catharsis. He includes a number of brief cases studies in which he applies this method to the study of film genres—including westerns and action movies, children's films, and romantic comedies—and individual films from The Godfather to E.T., showing how films can function religiously.