Meeting Movies

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This book combines subtle readings of eight classic films (Casablanca, Vertigo, The Seventh Seal, Freud, Persona, Children of Paradise, Shakespeare in Love, and 8 ½) with memories and associations that make it possible for both the author and his readers to understand why he sees movies as he does.
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Overview

This book combines subtle readings of eight classic films (Casablanca, Vertigo, The Seventh Seal, Freud, Persona, Children of Paradise, Shakespeare in Love, and 8 ½) with memories and associations that make it possible for both the author and his readers to understand why he sees movies as he does.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611473339
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 201
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Normal N. Holland is Marstone-Milbauer Eminent Scholar Emeritus at the University of Florida
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2006

    An individual take on eight classics

    This is an unusual film book. It isn't just reviews of movies, and it isn't just analysis, although it does have some rather clever interpretations of eight classic films. But the italics that break into the analyses are the author's memories and associations to the films. He goes on to show why these emotional factors lead him to interpret and, literally, to see the films the way he does. It's an unusual tactic, but I think it succeeds. He makes his case that the way we read a film depends on all kinds of unconscious memories and feelings. He goes on to suggest that, if you open yourself to his special responses, you can enrich your own. I think the book succeeds, it's quite readable. and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in films or the psychology of our responses to the arts. The films Holland talks about are Casablanca, Vertigo, The Seventh Seal, Freud, Persona, Children of Paradise, Shakespeare in Love and 8 1/2.

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