Going to the Movies

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307569578

Category: Performing Arts

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Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter). A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field. What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of screenwriting have become the film industry’s gold standard. Now Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all great films. Learn what makes La Grande Illusion a groundbreaking, timeless classic ... how Casablanca teaches one of the most important elements of creating memorable characters for the screen ... why Pulp Fiction might be one of the most influential films of our time. Discover the legendary filmmakers, films, and stars who shaped Field’s understanding of the medium.... Meet Jean Renoir, the great French director who steered his young Berkeley protégé away from medicine into film.... Watch a dazzling young Francis Ford Coppola as he directs his thesis film at UCLA.... Spend an amazing summer with Sam Peckinpah as he shares the screenwriting techniques behind his classic western The Wild Bunch. Rich in anecdote and insight, Going to the Movies will both entertain and inform, deepening every moviegoer’s appreciation of the magic behind the silver screen.

Going to the Movies

Featuring a distinguished group of film scholars—including Richard Abel, Annette Kuhn, Jane Gaines, and Thomas Doherty—whose interests range broadly across time and place, this volume analyzes the role of movie theatres in local ...

Author: Richard Maltby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123364908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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A nickelodeon screening a Charlie Chaplin silent classic, the downtown arthouse cinemas that made Antonioni and Cassavetes household names, the modern suburban megaplex and its sold-out Friday night blockbuster: how American and global audiences have viewed movies is as rich a part of cinematic history as what we've seen on the silver screen. Going to the Movies considers the implications of this social and cultural history through an analysis of the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. Featuring a distinguished group of film scholars—including Richard Abel, Annette Kuhn, Jane Gaines, and Thomas Doherty—whose interests range broadly across time and place, this volume analyzes the role of movie theatres in local communities, the links between film and other entertainment media, non-theatrical exhibition, and trends arising from the globalization of audiences. Emphasizing moviegoing outside of the northeastern United States, as well as the complexities of race in relation to cinema attendance, Going to the Movies appeals to the global citizen of cinema—locating the moviegoing experience in its appeal to the heart and mind of the audience, whether it's located in a South African shanty town or the screening room of a Hollywood production lot.

Television Goes to the Movies

Palpable in both men's concern about Netflix is that television is invading movies, not as business but as cultural and aesthetic system.

Author: Jonathan Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351105958

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Television and film have always been connected, but recent years have seen them overlapping, collaborating, and moving towards each other in ever more ways. Set amidst this moment of unprecedented synergy, this book examines how television and film culture interact in the 21st century. Both media appear side by side in many platforms or venues, stories and storytellers cross between them, they regularly have common owners, and they discuss each other constantly. Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson examine what happens at these points of interaction, studying the imaginary borderlands between each medium, the boundary maintenance that quickly envelops much discussion of interaction, and ultimately what we allow or require television and film to be. Offering separate chapters on television exhibition at movie theaters, cinematic representations of television, television-to-film and film-to-television adaptations, and television producers crossing over to film, the book explores how each zone of interaction invokes fervid debate of the roles that producers, audiences, and critics want and need each medium to play. From Game of Thrones to The TV Set, Bewitched to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hundreds of TV shows and films are discussed. Television Goes to the Movies will be of interest to students and scholars of television studies, film studies, media studies, popular culture, adaptation studies, production studies, and media industries.

Maisy Goes to the Movies

Maisy and her pals discover the magic of the big screen as they go to a movie theater for the first time.

Author: Lucy Cousins

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763679026

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Maisy and her pals discover the magic of the big screen as they go to a movie theater for the first time. Maisy and her friends are so excited! They’re going to see a fun adventure film. With tickets and snacks at the ready, they scramble for seats and settle in for the movie to begin. Cyril’s a little afraid of the dark, but Maisy is happy to hold his hand. When Eddie enthusiastically shouts at the screen, he quickly learns a lesson in movie etiquette! After little ones share this outing with Maisy, they’ll be raring to go on their own movie-theater adventure.

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

What does it mean for “film theory” to go to the “movies”? Film theory as it has been practiced since the late sixties has been in the vanguard in ...

Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135216450

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.

Tiny Goes to the Movies

Tiny, a very large dog, and his human best friend enjoy going to a movie in the park one summer evening, but Tiny does not quite know how to behave.

Author: Cari Meister

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448482958

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Tiny, a very large dog, and his human best friend enjoy going to a movie in the park one summer evening, but Tiny does not quite know how to behave.

DC Goes to the Movies

Bono starred in Good Times and Hairspray and made a cameo appearance as Congressman Sonny Bono in the DC movie First Kid. Walk to the stoplight, ...

Author: Jean K. Rosales

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595267972

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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What didn't the FBI know about the DC movie Arlington Road when they gave permission to film the FBI's headquarters? Which three movie stars are buried in Arlington National Cemetery? Where would you find the infamous steps that appeared in all three of the Exorcist movies? The answers to these questions and more can be found in DC Goes To The Movies: A Unique Guide to the Reel Washington. This unusual guidebook includes eight walking tours past hundreds of different locations that have appeared in DC movies. From the Florida Avenue Grill where the taxi drivers in D.C. Cab hung out to the Szechuan Gallery Restaurant in True Lies; from the Watergate Steps where William Holden and Judy Holliday had a heart-to-heart talk in Born Yesterday to the steps of the Capitol where aliens were gunned down in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers-the "world's experts on DC movies" take you all around town to celebrate the Federal City on film. The Filmography lists vital information about 179 DC movies, including a complete list of the Washington locations appearing in each film. A great addition to the libraries of movie buffs and fans of the Nation's Capitol alike!

Bollywood

This is done through an interdisciplinary conversation with studies of the cinema drawn from film and media, and cultural studies.

Author: Rajinder Kumar Dudrah

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761934618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies rejuvenates a dormant dialogue within sociology about understanding the possible relationships between cinema, culture, and society. This is done through an interdisciplinary conversation with studies of the cinema drawn from film and media, and cultural studies.

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies

Scriptwriter W.D. Richter forgot that, if you're going to pull the audience's ... of about my age, who also grew up catching the Hammer films in their first ...

Author: Lyndon W. Joslin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.

Paris in the Dark

In Paris in the Dark Eric Smoodin takes readers on a journey through the streets, cinemas, and theaters of Paris to sketch a comprehensive picture of French film culture during the 1930s and 1940s.

Author: Eric Smoodin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007531

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In Paris in the Dark Eric Smoodin takes readers on a journey through the streets, cinemas, and theaters of Paris to sketch a comprehensive picture of French film culture during the 1930s and 1940s. Drawing on a wealth of journalistic sources, Smoodin recounts the ways films moved through the city, the favored stars, and what it was like to go to the movies in a city with hundreds of cinemas. In a single week in the early 1930s, moviegoers might see Hollywood features like King Kong and Frankenstein, the new Marlene Dietrich and Maurice Chevalier movies, and any number of films from Italy, Germany, and Russia. Or they could frequent the city's ciné-clubs, which were hosts to the cinéphile subcultures of Paris. At other times, a night at the movies might result in an evening of fascist violence, even before the German Occupation of Paris, while after the war the city's cinemas formed the space for reconsolidating French film culture. In mapping the cinematic geography of Paris, Smoodin expands understandings of local film exhibition and the relationships of movies to urban space.

The Psychology of Moviegoing

Many people go to the movies to unwind. They like action movies. They like color movies. They don't care much about critical reviews.

Author: Ashton D. Trice

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636108

Category:

Page: 212

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How do we choose what movies to go see? How do we process the sounds and images of those films? How do they influence our behaviors, attitudes and beliefs after we leave the theater? Using psychology theory, this book answers these questions while considering the effects of relatively permanent personality variables, our changeable moods and the people we are with in such scenarios. It also points out areas of the study in which further work is necessary and where new concepts, such as awe and aesthetic pleasure, may further understanding.

Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Includes 5 of King's short stories that were adapted for Hollywood films, with his personal commentary and introductions.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Limited

ISBN: 0340980303

Category: Authors, American

Page: 577

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Did you know that Stephen King wrote the story of The Shawshank Redemption? If you loved the films then don't miss five of Stephen King's amazing stories on which they were based - with an introductory note to each one by Stephen King. This is a unique opportunity for transforming film fans into book lovers.

Theories of Human Learning

If it isn,t large enough, well, he won,t go to the movie. So, what determines if the ... Four main factors: First, is Willy in the habit of going to movies?

Author: Guy R. Lefrançois

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108484633

Category: Education

Page: 533

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Mrs Gribbin invites you to join her as she explores the changing landscape of learning theories and their implications.

Criminology Goes to the Movies

The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown's book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover ...

Author: Michelle Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814776520

Category: Law

Page: 227

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From a look at classics likePsychoandDouble Indemnityto recent films likeTrafficandThelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film.Criminology Goes to the Moviesconnects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown's book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology.