Life, Myth, and the American Family Unreeling: The Spiritual Significance of Movies for the 20th Century
Universal-Publishers, 2005 - 348 pàgines
This book is about what movies do for us. It is about how movies exhibit the contradictions, truths, and fantasies surrounding our bedrock American beliefs in things held sacred, including, in this case, our creed of family. It is about why we again and again attend the dark universal tabernacles in which these sermons are offered. The depth of analysis offered here will also bring new insights to those concerned with parenting issues, self understanding, and media consciousness - all increasingly relevant areas of concern in contemporary life. And, for those interested in telling stories that will truly "move" the rest of us, this book will serve as a secret doorway to the inner sanctum of human characters responding to the places and times of their lives. Finally, this book will bring revelation and liberation to reader's lives by showing them how to look through movies into themselves as they have never done before. In the specific examples of archetypal life journeys illuminated through these films, they will experience empathy with the ineffability of their existence. And, in transubstantiating with these movie characters amidst history, culture, and family, they will journey through their own conundrums in arcs that bring them moments of at-one-ment.
Què en diuen els usuaris - Escriviu una ressenya
No hem trobat cap ressenya als llocs habituals.
A River Runs Through It
Love and Role Modeling
Kramer vs Kramer
THE LAST DECADE
The Joy Luck Club
Hardship and Ease
The Grapes of Wrath The Graduate
The Best Years of Our Lives
Knowing and Not Knowing
The Great Santini
Altres edicions - Mostra-ho tot
20th century achieved African Americans ain't American Beauty American family archetypes Artist at-oned Atticus Atticus Finch audience become Ben's Bull character consciousness cosmo-mythological cosmological cosmological mythological Crisis cross cultural cycles dark daughter David death dissonance dysfunction Elaine escape expanded expression father feel film filters Gibbs give Grand Canyon Grapes of Wrath growth Hero human individual innocence Joad Joseph Campbell Journey Arc Joy Luck Club Kill a Mockingbird Lester liberation lives look metaphor mother motion pictures mythic myths Nashville obstacles ourselves paradox parents Peggy Pleasantville private interest promised land Prophets protagonist public purpose quest response resurrection Ricky Robinson says Scott Peck slaying society socio socio-mythic socio-mythology Soul Stamper story storytelling structure struggle Tao Te Ching things threshold tion Town transubstantiate Truman Show truth unconscious understanding Unraveling values women worth
Pàgina 1 - A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Pàgina 313 - The lascivious clamor of the flagellomaniac for more of it, constant as the clamor for more insolence, more war, and lower rates, is tolerated and even gratified because, having no moral ends in view, we have sense enough to see that nothing but brute coercion can impose our selfish will on others. Cowardice is universal; patriotism, public opinion, parental duty, discipline, religion, morality, are only fine names for intimidation; and cruelty, gluttony, and credulity keep cowardice in countenance....