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Filmmaking, Logic and the Historical Reconstruction of the World
An assessment in historical context of how and what filmmakers, logicians and philosophers could have learned from one another about the rudiments of their crafts.
Hearts of the West: Some Aspects of Women's Roles in American Westerns, 1939-1969
A thesis by Barbara Hehner [M.F.A., 1991] on the nature, scope and limits of the representation of women within American western movies, 1939 – 1969.
Spengler's List: Screenwriting, the Wilderness and the Civilising Death of the Arts
(The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 1994)
A lament upon the dying of the art of screenwriting, alongside the other 'liberal arts', provoked by the pondering of two texts: Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West and John Livingston's The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation.
Pudovkin's Precept [Summary]: Pudovkin, Kant and the Transcendental Unity of Apperception
In 1926, Vsevolod Pudovkin solved the fundamental problem of film design by showing filmmakers how to select and order the parts of a movie (its shots, scenes and sequences of them) to ensure that viewers can perceive ...