Seeing Is Believing: Visions of Life Through Film / Edition 1

Seeing Is Believing: Visions of Life Through Film / Edition 1

by Robert Benne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761812687

ISBN-13: 9780761812685

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: UPA

Seeing is Believing demonstrates that serious dramatic films usually express deeply-running visions of life, designated as Christian, Greek, American or skeptical. The author provides a narrative analysis that investigates these "deep structures," the mythic elements embedded in the films, while paying close attention to the comprehensive meaning of the whole film,

Overview

Seeing is Believing demonstrates that serious dramatic films usually express deeply-running visions of life, designated as Christian, Greek, American or skeptical. The author provides a narrative analysis that investigates these "deep structures," the mythic elements embedded in the films, while paying close attention to the comprehensive meaning of the whole film, not just the themes or implications that may be identified in the film's discrete parts. His analysis introduces a new and exciting method of film interpretation that developed succinctly through a narrative style that shows how the concepts are applied to films, relying more on understanding than memorization. The author also includes appendices that list effective questions for use in discussing movies, and a list of movies that work well with the book's method of analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761812685
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 The Importance of Movies chapter 3 Movies and Meaning chapter 4 The Christian Story chapter 5 The American Story chapter 6 The Greek Story chapter 7 The Skeptical Story chapter 8 Epilogue chapter 9 Examples of Movies by Category chapter 10 On Discussing Films chapter 11 Endnotes

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