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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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The second act will feature Chaar Yaar, the Faquiri Quartet led by Sufi singer, composer, poet, screenwriter and film theorist Gopal Singh.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 22 (ANI): Google on Monday dedicated its doodle to Soviet film director and film theorist, Sergei Eisenstein, on his 120th birth anniversary.
This is why he focuses so often on horror films and burlesque comedy, what film theorist Linda Williams called "body genres," films that make a body do things; however, unlike Williams, Schefer is concerned not with the effects on our physical bodies, but with the affects produced by our internal bodies.
May draws on American film theorist Miriam Hansen--who suggests that Hollywood films created and disseminated a 'vernacular modernism'--to explore the Australian cinematic vernacular about formal education.
First, because Chaplin's alter ego remains in the same film frame as these speeding vehicles, one has a pioneering example of what French film theorist Andre Bazin later would call a "comedy of space"--the comic thrill factor is real, without the safe cheating factor of editing different images together to suggest danger.
Drawing on the theories of feminist film theorist Julia Kristeva and French psychoanalyst and philosopher Jacques Lacan, Restuccia (English, Boston College) analyzes contemporary films with psychoanalytic themes of loss and desire.
It was a talent that served the industry's reliance on high-concept strategies -- slick visuals, marketing hooks and simple narratives -- or what the film theorist Justin Wyatt nicely calls "the look, the hook and the book." One such film was Tony Scott's debut feature, The Hunger (1983), a contemporary vampire tale with David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve as a pair of the beautiful undead.
Tadao, born October 6, 1930 in Niigata, Japan) is a prominent Japanese film critic and film theorist. Sat?
The film theorist Miriam Hansen has discussed how the medium of film created an altogether new sensorium for the masses, refraining sensory experience in the pre-packaging techniques of continuity editing, framing, lighting, and sound and in the process creating the language of classical Hollywood cinema.
Earlier this week, the BAC also hosted a talk by the Istanbul-based Lebanese film theorist Jalal Toufic, his scrutiny of a scene from Alain Resnais' 1959 film "Hiroshima Mon Amour," which Duras wrote.
It is in light of these proliferating changes that, in the spring of 2005, film theorist D.