Moving Pictures

Explores the interconnectedness of Western art, discussing how the European artists of the fifteenth century--among them Van Eyck, Durer, and Breughel--can be seen as the precursors to modern filmmakers who depict moments in human life

Author: Anne Hollander

Publisher: Anne Hollander

ISBN: 9780394574004

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 512

View: 403

Explores the interconnectedness of Western art, discussing how the European artists of the fifteenth century--among them Van Eyck, Durer, and Breughel--can be seen as the precursors to modern filmmakers who depict moments in human life

Moving Pictures

'A true original among contemporary writers.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034731

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 498

'A true original among contemporary writers.' - The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is... 'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.' Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...


Sound for Moving Pictures

Sound for Moving Pictures presents a new and original sound design theory called the Four Sound Areas framework, offering a conceptual template for constructing, deconstructing and communicating all types of motion picture soundtracks; and ...

Author: Neil Hillman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 100037629X

Category: Music

Page: 220

View: 834

Sound for Moving Pictures presents a new and original sound design theory called the Four Sound Areas framework, offering a conceptual template for constructing, deconstructing and communicating all types of motion picture soundtracks; and a way for academics and practitioners to better understand and utilize the deeper, emotive capabilities available to all filmmakers through the thoughtful use of sound design. The Four Sound Areas framework presents a novel approach to sound design that enables the reader to more fully appreciate audience emotions and audience engagement, and provides a flexible, practical model that will allow professionals to more easily create and communicate soundtracks with greater emotional significance and meaning. Of obvious benefit to sound specialists, as well as motion picture professionals such as film producers, directors and picture editors, Sound for Moving Pictures also provides valuable insight for others interested in the subject; such as those involved with teaching soundtrack analysis, or those researching the wider topics of film studies and screen writing.

Moving Pictures

DARK ROOM Figure 263 American Mutoscope & Biograph Company Animated Picture Studio , 1903 , 150 feet Distributed by Hepworth Manufacturing Co.

Author: Nancy Mowll Mathews

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555952280

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 390

Published in conjunction with a 2005-2007 exhibition organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, this volume addresses the rich topic of comparisons across theater, film, and the visual arts during the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Seventeen essays are arranged in sections on early film and American artistic traditions. 183 colour & 100 b/w illustrations

Moving Pictures

Draw a picture of themselves ( or cut out a picture from a magazine ) and make one part of the body move . How could they do this ?

Author: Claire Llewellyn

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237530228

Category: Cinematography

Page: 24

View: 221

Looks at the different ways pictures can move. Includes activities such as designing a flap and planning, making and evaluating a moving picture based on a nursery rhyme. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Moving Pictures Stopping Places

... government enforced film laws that controlled motion picture content with ... statements into their social melodramas and war pictures during that era, ...

Author: David B. Clarke

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073913227X

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 921

Mobility has long been a defining feature of modern societies, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the various 'stopping places'_hotels, motels, and the like_that this mobility presupposes. If the paradoxical qualities of fixed places dedicated to facilitating movement have been overlooked by a variety of commentators, film-makers have shown remarkable prescience and consistency in engaging with these 'still points' around which the world is made to turn. Hotels and motels play a central role in a multitude of films, ranging across an immensely wide variety of genres, eras, and national cinemas. Whereas previous film theorists have focused on the movement implied by road movies and similar genres, the outstanding contributions to this volume extend the recent engagement with space and place in film studies, providing a series of fascinating explorations of the cultural significance of stopping places, both on screen and off. Ranging from the mythical elegance of the Grand Hotel, through the uncanny spaces of the Bates motel, to Korean 'love motels,' the wealth of insights, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, that this volume delivers is set to change our understanding of the role played by stopping places in an increasingly fluid world.

Moving Pictures

Brief poems about various experiences of childhood are accompanied by movable pictures.

Author: Ernest Nister

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399212727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 578

Brief poems about various experiences of childhood are accompanied by movable pictures.

Moving Pictures

This also serves as an orienting idea that shapes our attitude of “festive inquiry”, sharing our keen interest in understanding moving-pictures with our joy ...

Author: James Combs

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152755791X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 110

View: 682

Following on from the author’s previous books treating aspects of the cinematic experience, this text reflects on what he has learned about that major innovation in the cultural life of humankind, and suggests to readers and scholars what ideas and concepts they might find useful in their own future studies. As this book argues, the most illuminating perspective for studying the movies is ‘play’, the notion that moving pictures were a major ludenic innovation in the world’s cultural life and became a definite source of human knowledge and discourse. In that way, movies became an important medium of not only popular entertainment, but also popular enlightenment. The perspective and conceptual framework developed in this work will be suggestive to future inquirers interested in understanding the power and persistence of popular movies, helping them towards further insight into this major cultural phenomenon. By using moving pictures to amend the ancient art and craft of storytelling, the future of the medium may persist in the future, if in altered and new modes of popular presentation.

Moving Pictures

inventor, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, was far more enthusiastic than Edison about the possibility of projecting motion pictures on a large screen.

Author: Budd Schulberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453261761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

View: 960

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of On the Waterfront recounts his life, his career, and “how Hollywood became the dream factory it still is today” (Kirkus Reviews). When Seymour Wilson “Budd” Schulberg moved from New York to Los Angeles as a child, Hollywood’s filmmaking industry was just getting started. To some, the region was still more famous for its citrus farms than its movie studios. In this iconic memoir, Schulberg, the son of one of Tinseltown’s most influential producers, recounts the rise of the studios, the machinations of the studio heads, and the lives of some of cinema’s earliest and greatest stars. Even as Hollywood grew to become one of the country’s most powerful cultural and economic engines, it retained the feel of a company town for decades. Schulberg’s sparkling recollections offer a unique insider view of both the glitter and dark side of the dream factory’s early years. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

High Class Moving Pictures

In New Britain, Connecticut, residents could see full-length motion picture shows on twenty different days during a ten-week period in 1905: January 7: ...

Author: Charles Musser

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400872723

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 388

View: 122

The entrepreneur of phonograph concerts and motion-picture programs Lyman H. Howe was the leading traveling exhibitor of his time and the exemplar of an important but until now little examined aspect of American popular culture. This work, with its numerous and lively illustrations, uses his career to explore the world of itinerant showmen, who exhibited all motion pictures seen outside large cities during the 1890s and early 1900s. They frequently built cultural alliances with genteel city dwellers or conservative churchgoers and in later years favored "high-class" topics appealing to audiences uncomfortable with the plebeian nickelodeons. Bridging the fields of American studies and film history, the book reveals the remarkable sophistication with which exhibitors created their elaborate, evening-length programs to convey powerful ideological messages. Whether depicting the Spanish-American War, the 1900 Paris Exposition, or British colonialism in action, Howe's "cinema of reassurance" had many parallels with the music of John Philip Sousa. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Medicine s Moving Pictures

Indeed , this power is a defining characteristic of what we identify as the health and medical film genre . The genre of medicine's moving pictures is not ...

Author: Leslie J. Reagan

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 343

View: 931

Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the rich history of health-related films.

Moving Pictures

I signed a three-picture deal with WB.—Warner Brothers—and I'm ... She starts to move toward Powers across the hall. ... But Betty seems to MovING PICTURES 311.

Author: Paul Root

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441500006

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 946

"...Six adapted screenplays... [and] two traditional stories.''--Back cover.



The Moving Pictures Generation

Motion,” “time,” orthe institutionof “Hollywood” arenot usually expounded upon when “pictures” is thought ofaspainting or drawing or seen primarily in ...

Author: V. Dika

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137118512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 537

Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice.

Sound for Moving Pictures

1.1 Introduction This book is presented as a comprehensive body of work for those engaged in moving picture production; particularly professionals whose ...

Author: Neil Hillman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000376281

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 425

Sound for Moving Pictures presents a new and original sound design theory called the Four Sound Areas framework, offering a conceptual template for constructing, deconstructing and communicating all types of motion picture soundtracks; and a way for academics and practitioners to better understand and utilize the deeper, emotive capabilities available to all filmmakers through the thoughtful use of sound design. The Four Sound Areas framework presents a novel approach to sound design that enables the reader to more fully appreciate audience emotions and audience engagement, and provides a flexible, practical model that will allow professionals to more easily create and communicate soundtracks with greater emotional significance and meaning. Of obvious benefit to sound specialists, as well as motion picture professionals such as film producers, directors and picture editors, Sound for Moving Pictures also provides valuable insight for others interested in the subject; such as those involved with teaching soundtrack analysis, or those researching the wider topics of film studies and screen writing.

Composing for Moving Pictures

In fact, many early exhibitions of the moving picture were not much more than show booth attractions at fairgrounds, vaudeville shows, and traveling shows.

Author: Jason M. Gaines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911754

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 963

Making quality moving pictures has never been easier or more affordable, and the proliferation and ease of access to digital recording devices has prompted scores of amateurs to record and post videos to YouTube and its ilk. Paradoxically, however, scoring and arranging music for motion pictures is, in many ways, more complicated now than ever before, requiring extensive knowledge of notation, arranging, recording, and mixing software and multi-component DAW workstations. In Composing for Moving Pictures: The Essential Guide, author Jason Gaines offers practical tools with which to navigate the increasingly complex environment of movie music composition. He addresses both the principles of composition for moving pictures and the technologies which drive music composition, performance, and recording in an integrated and comprehensive fashion. The guide takes readers from square one - how technology can facilitate, rather than hinder, creativity in scoring - and then moves into the basics of working with MIDI files and on to more advanced concepts such as arranging and mixing. Gaines illustrates each step of the process with screen shots and explanations in the form of program tutorials. Composing for Moving Pictures fills a hole in literature on film scoring in the digital age and will prove to be an invaluable resource for music educators at the university and secondary level. Amateur composers will also delight in this easy-to-use guidebook.

Moving Pictures Still Lives

... a “handhold” and allow us to “move beyond” it.37 As Hansen argues, ... by the advent of moving pictures, his writing often favors the opposite extreme, ...

Author: James Tweedie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190873906

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 469

Moving Pictures, Still Lives revisits the cinematic and intellectual atmosphere of the late twentieth century. Against the backdrop of the historical fever of the 1980s and 1990s-the rise of the heritage industry, a global museum-building boom, and a cinematic fascination with costume dramas and literary adaptations-it explores the work of artists and philosophers who complicated the usual association between tradition and the past or modernity and the future. Author James Tweedie retraces the "archaeomodern turn" in films and theory that framed the past as a repository of abandoned but potentially transformative experiments. He examines late twentieth-century filmmakers who were inspired by old media, especially painting, and often viewed those art forms as portals to the modern past. In detailed discussions of Alain Cavalier, Terence Davies, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Agnès Varda, and other key directors, the book concentrates on films that fill the screen with a succession of tableaux vivants, still lifes, illuminated manuscripts, and landscapes. It also considers three key figures-Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, and Serge Daney-who grappled with the late twentieth century's characteristic concerns, including history, memory, and belatedness. It reframes their theoretical work on film as a mourning play for past revolutions and a means of reviving the possibilities of the modern age (and its paradigmatic medium, cinema) during periods of political and cultural retrenchment. Looking at cinema and the century in the rear-view mirror, the book highlights the unrealized potential visible in the history of film, as well as the cinematic phantoms that remain in the digital age.