film theory

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film theory

[′film ‚thē·ə·rē]
(physics)
A theory of the transfer of material or heat across a phase boundary, where one or both of the phases are flowing fluids, the main controlling factor being resistance to heat conduction or mass diffusion through a relatively stagnant film of the fluid next to the surface. Also known as boundary-layer theory.
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Discovering those very sources of inspiration happened only after Demarbre had finished his film studies at Carleton University in the mid-1990s.
Science Is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painleve, edited by Andy Masaki Bellows and Marina McDougall with Brigitte Berg (MIT Press), rescues from history's editing-room floor the delightful scientific documentaries of French filmmaker Jean Painleve (1902-89) Octopi, water fleas, and vampire bats are just a few of the stars of Painleves 200-plus film studies.
Because of television's position of being in the home, it has a desire not to offend the mass audience,'' said Anna Everett, assistant professor in film studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Haines is married to Cynthia Weber Haines an author and photographer and an assistant professor of film studies at The University of Texas at El Paso.
For a Marxist teacher of film studies, it is use-value that often defines a good revolutionary film and Memories has worked wonderfully in so many courses over the years--introductions to film history and film theory, third world cinema, seminars in contemporary film theory or Marxist cultural theory.
Additionally, the award provides a $20,000 unrestricted grant funded by Turning Leaf Vineyards to help the artist fund future projects and film studies, allowing him to bring his artistic vision to life.
Fascinating, I'm sure, for the members of the Canadian Film Studies Association and Armatage's students, who provide her with a captive audience, but for the uninitiated reader the gloss-over factor kicks in early.
David Bordwell is the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Film noir has always been a particularly apt genre for exploring the malaise, the tensions and the suspicions underlying our supposedly cheerful existences,'' says Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University.
She has taught at numerous universities, including the National Conservatory of Music in Senegal, Cornell, Harvard, and San Francisco State and is a professor of women's studies, film studies, and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.
His thoughts on some of the theoretical directions film studies should take in relation to digital cinema are presented in five chapters that address the presentation of continuous space in digital films versus the fragmented space of earlier film; the unsettling of the figure-ground relationship; the nature of time in digital cinema; the rise of an "ecological" logic of space, time, and our place in the universe that reflects a new understanding of the relationship of humans to the environment and the ever-evolving nature of becoming; and the changing nature of audience?
That year, a particularly talented group that would become the heart of the Vancouver independent film scene of the 1990s was enrolled in the TJBC film studies program.