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Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan 2015 California State University - Northridge

Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Reel Religion and Real Clergy: A Comparison of Information Use by the Fictional and Factual Faithful

A proposal by:

Marianne Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services at Northwestern University Library

and

Mark Stover, Dean of the Library at California State University, Northridge

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Kent State University

Abstract:

From its inception, cinema has been used to portray the information seeking and dissemination practices of clergy and, by extension, to present perspectives on religion and religious organizations. Initially fairly simplistic, these depictions of priests, ministers, rabbis, and nuns have become more sophisticated over time, keeping pace ...


Rendering And Compositing For Visual Effects, Jensen Abler 2015 East Tennessee State University

Rendering And Compositing For Visual Effects, Jensen Abler

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The methods used to create visual effects for feature film production are quickly evolving. Cutting edge techniques are constantly being improved upon, and the capability to solve unique problems is paramount in real world production. I present a creative project which utilizes novel applications of common techniques, such as projection mapping, multi-tile UV workflows, procedural texture generation, normal mapping, and image based lighting.


Beyond Constructing And Capturing: An Aesthetic Analysis Of 1968 Film, Chandler Warren 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Beyond Constructing And Capturing: An Aesthetic Analysis Of 1968 Film, Chandler Warren

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This study revisits conversations surrounding the global moment of 1968 and the forms of radical filmmaking that occurred during that time. Focusing on the Newsreel collective and the Dziga Vertov Group from the United States and France respectively—groups that utilized very distinct filmmaking methodologies and produced disparate aesthetics—the study argues that traditional leftist film critique must be rethought by acknowledging the revolutionary opportunities afforded to filmmakers through aesthetic elements like voiceovers or intentionally manipulated relationships between image and sound of specific shots. Instead of judging radical films within a spectrum of revolutionary efficacy, the reflexivity afforded to the ...


Running Contradiction: A Negotiated Reading Of Encoding Strategies In The Boondocks Animated Series, 2005-2011, Wesley T. French 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Running Contradiction: A Negotiated Reading Of Encoding Strategies In The Boondocks Animated Series, 2005-2011, Wesley T. French

Dissertations

This study is comprised of a five-point qualitative critical analysis of denotation strategies employed in the first three seasons of The Boondocks Animated Series, which aired on United States cable television between 2005 and 2011. The five encoding strategies discussed in this study were selectively employed into each episode by the cast and crew of The Boondocks Animated Series. The encoding strategies were employed to facilitate audience accessibility between 2005 and 2011 during The Boondocks Animated Series’ successful initial run on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block.

This study focuses on the first three seasons of The Boondocks ...


Manneqin Iii Cast Update, Taras Zenyuk 2015 Cooley Law School

Manneqin Iii Cast Update, Taras Zenyuk

Taras Zenyuk

No abstract provided.


“I Love Lucy” Gender Analysis And Its Influence On Popularity And Longevity, Brianna Knoll 2015 Dominican University of California

“I Love Lucy” Gender Analysis And Its Influence On Popularity And Longevity, Brianna Knoll

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

This thesis takes an analytical approach to examine the television show I Love Lucy. The contributing factors to the show’s continued success are considered, including Lucille Ball’s comedic style, domesticity and the role of housewives, marital relations, pregnancy on television, and the larger gender representations with a subtopic of social norms. Upon studying the above aspects of I Love Lucy, it is clear that each topic played an essential role in the success of the show. Ball’s comedic style combined with her portrayal of a 1950s housewife, and the social norms that she and her co-stars broke ...


Egyptian Film And Feminism: Egypt’S View Of Women Through Cinema, Wesley D. Buskirk 2015 Grand Valley State University

Egyptian Film And Feminism: Egypt’S View Of Women Through Cinema, Wesley D. Buskirk

Cinesthesia

This essay analyzes the history of Egyptian film in relationship to the common perception of women in Egypt. From the early stages of Egyptian cinema, women assumed leadership positions, helping build the undeveloped industry to its height in the mid-1900's. An increasingly state-led and male-dominated film industry, however, adopted women as a symbol of nationalism, while neglecting them as equals through traditionalist film content. Furthermore, in the last quarter of the 20th century, governmental influences resulted in a shortage of production resources. Although commercial motion pictures suffered, social-issue, realist movies have reignited feminist initiatives and provided hope for a ...


That’S Why I’M Lonely: Ideology Of The Absurd, Jeremy D. Knickerbocker 2015 Grand Valley State University

That’S Why I’M Lonely: Ideology Of The Absurd, Jeremy D. Knickerbocker

Cinesthesia

Ideological film theory is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence in contemporary film criticism. Most notably, filmmaker Sophie Fiennes' recent collaborations with Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) and The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012). In this essay I attempt to grapple with Harmony Korine's delightfully enigmatic and underrated masterpiece Mister Lonely (2007) through the methodological lens of Ideological film theory. I doing so, I seek to provide insights on the complex nature of ideological categories and the necessity of a more nuanced approach to ideological analysis.


Nollywood: Rooted In Yoruba, A. Evan Kresta 2015 Grand Valley State University

Nollywood: Rooted In Yoruba, A. Evan Kresta

Cinesthesia

No abstract provided.


Formalism Exemplified In The Wolf Of Wall Street, Jillian S. McCafferty 2015 Grand Valley State University

Formalism Exemplified In The Wolf Of Wall Street, Jillian S. Mccafferty

Cinesthesia

In an essay titled “Film and Reality” formative film theorist Rudolph Arnheim poses a list of "limitations" that a film must adhere to in order to be considered art. "Formalism Exemplified in The Wolf of Wall Street" uses the lens of formative theory to examine Martin Scorsese's sprawling 2013 masterpiece to determine whether or not the film adheres to Arnheim's theory and can be considered film art.


Rob Zombie, The Brand: Crafting The Convergence-Era Horror Auteur, Ryan Stam 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Rob Zombie, The Brand: Crafting The Convergence-Era Horror Auteur, Ryan Stam

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis adopts an industrial approach to auteur study, engaging in a detailed analysis of the extratextual crafting of metal-musician-turned-horror-filmmaker Rob Zombie’s auteur image from the year 2000 to the present day. It proposes the existence of a new authorial archetype in the twenty-first century American horror market, the convergence-era horror auteur, whose manufacturing and mobilization is tied explicitly to the niche-oriented marketing efforts of media industries. Positioning Zombie’s career as an instructive case study, this thesis ultimately demonstrates how critical discourses of horror auteurism have been co-opted by studios, filmmakers, and other industry parties as (self-)branding ...


Life Itself, Daniel Ross Goodman 2015 Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

Life Itself, Daniel Ross Goodman

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of the movie "Life Itself" (2014), Steve James' documentary about the life of film critic Roger Ebert.


The Chromophilic Chromophobe: Transference Of Racial Otherness In The Royal Tenenbaums, Reginald Hill 2015 Georgia State University

The Chromophilic Chromophobe: Transference Of Racial Otherness In The Royal Tenenbaums, Reginald Hill

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari 2015 Georgia State University

From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Magic In The Music Of Disney, Sara K. Chasse 2015 Cedarville University

The Magic In The Music Of Disney, Sara K. Chasse

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Walt Disney created a film industry that has captivated people of all ages for years, and the most important component of this industry is its nostalgic, thematic, and seemingly magical music. Disney music has made an impact in today’s society since its beginning and I am going to explain why that is. I will explain this in three different ways. I will first discuss Walt Disney’s vision for Disney music and how that has made it a success. Second, I will discuss how Disney music has stayed consistent over the years. Lastly, I will uncover research about how ...


The Movie Mogul, Moses And Muslims: Islamic Elements In Cecil B. Demille’S The Ten Commandments (1956), Michael D. Calabria OFM 2015 St. Bonaventure University

The Movie Mogul, Moses And Muslims: Islamic Elements In Cecil B. Demille’S The Ten Commandments (1956), Michael D. Calabria Ofm

Journal of Religion & Film

Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film, The Ten Commandments, has come to define the genre of the biblical epic. It has earned a permanent place in American culture due to its annual airing on television during the Easter and Passover holidays. Most viewers are unaware, however, that DeMille had sought to make a film that would appeal to Jews, Christians and Muslims at a time when their common Abrahamic ancestry had yet to be articulated, and interreligious dialogue was all but unheard of. To this end, Henry Noerdlinger, DeMille’s researcher for the film, consulted the Qur’an, and screenwriters ...


Documentary As Exorcism: Resisting The Bewitchment Of Colonial Christianity, Michael Broyles 2015 Arizona State University

Documentary As Exorcism: Resisting The Bewitchment Of Colonial Christianity, Michael Broyles

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Documentary as Exorcism: Resisting the Bewitchment of Colonial Christianity by Robert Beckford.


Der Skandinavische Horrorfilm. Kultur- Und Ästhetikgeschichtliche Perspektiven (The Scandinavian Horror Film. Cultural Historical And Aesthetical Historical Perspectives), Christiane Königstedt 2015 Institute for the Study of Religion, University of Leipzig

Der Skandinavische Horrorfilm. Kultur- Und Ästhetikgeschichtliche Perspektiven (The Scandinavian Horror Film. Cultural Historical And Aesthetical Historical Perspectives), Christiane Königstedt

Journal of Religion & Film

In this book review I discuss a recently published anthology on "The Scandinavian Horror film". The authors are well aware that the existence of this genre is not to be taken for granted, and instead ponder films by directors ranging from Carl T. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman to Lars von Trier and beyond, who in their work dealt with horrorful sensations in the past 120 years. Focussing especially on the sources and means of the horror sensation, the anthology investigates the characteristics and common features of the films in discussion, as well as their US-American adaptations.


An Evil Threat To Marriage, Children And The Future: Queer Theory, "The Passion Of The Christ," And Evangelical Political Rhetoric, Richard Wolff 2015 Dowling College

An Evil Threat To Marriage, Children And The Future: Queer Theory, "The Passion Of The Christ," And Evangelical Political Rhetoric, Richard Wolff

Journal of Religion & Film

This article employs queer theory to analyze Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ (2004) for its portrayal of queer characters (Satan and Herod) in contrast with non-queer (Pilate and Claudia, Seraphia, Simon the Cyrene, and Mary, Christ’s mother), and how it depicts the former as evil and the latter as good. In particular, these contrasts involve self-indulgent or predatory sexual expression versus a healthy marital relationship, and evil versus loving influences over children, who represent hope for the future. Finally, the article looks at the film’s heavy marketing to American evangelicals and how the symbolic ...


Personal Identity And Angelic Touch In Wim Wenders' Wings Of Desire, Chris Venner 2015 George Washington University

Personal Identity And Angelic Touch In Wim Wenders' Wings Of Desire, Chris Venner

Journal of Religion & Film

Wenders' Wings of Desire offers a rich tapestry for theorists of personal identity and its relationship to the Other. Set in a Berlin where angels walk among humans, it depicts those angels reorienting humans' lives with but a touch. Martin Heidegger and Gilles Deleuze also theorize the Other's touch as central to any change in the self. Bringing Wenders' film into dialogue with their theories offers new insights into the film's central question, “Why am I me and not you?”


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