If you are looking for a technical book for film making, do not read this book.If you read Monster Filmmaking as a professional advice book you will be disappointed. Why? Because I am a filmmaker who has finished his first feature length film and I wish to share my experience during the process of my film. With this book you will find the courage to start your feature length film project as a short film maker or as an enthusiast to film making. You will learn everything about the process of film making. From Creating a Film idea to Writing the Screenplay. Pre-production to Production. From Post Production, to marketing your film. And of course entering the Film Festivals. I hope you will enjoy my easy to read, inspirational book and I hope it will move you to make your first feature length movie.
Why has Asmat art, from a remote and small south-coast West Papuan society, had such a significant and prolonged impact on the world stage? This book explores the way major collections were made and examines the motivations of the collectors, their relationships with those from whom they purchased and the circumstances of the exchange. It also considers the involvement of artists and film-makers, anthropologists, representatives of the civil authorities and missionaries. Asmat artists have maintained their unique appeal through constant stylistic innovation and by engagement with new publics, both locally and internationally,as exemplified by the recent displays of women's weaving alongside the men's carved wooden shields, drums and figures. Despite accelerating social changes, Asmat art continues to thrive as a compelling and transformative Melanesian presence in the global art world. 'Awe-inspiring works of Asmat art loom large in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in dozens of other great museums around the world. Nick Stanley's engagingly written study provides the best history to date of the making of Asmat art traditions and of their avid acquisition by successive European and north American collectors. Most importantly, the book foregrounds the creativity and imagination of Asmat artists themselves. This is a book that will be welcomed by everyone interested in the arts of the Pacific.' Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge
After almost two decades the first guide dedicated solely to the making of a found-footage film has arrived. In this book you will be offered clear advice on how to write, direct and produce a quality found footage film. Advice coming from over half a dozen young film makers who are in post production of their films as this book is being published.On Making a Found Footage Film is more than a how to guide it is a call to refocus and redesign a genre of film making. To take if from a sub genre of horror films into comedy, action, suspense and straight drama. There is no limit to what the found-footage film can become in the hands of inventive new film-makers.
With this collection of reviews, fans of western movies can enjoy taking another special look at some of our favorites with western author Chuck Lewis as he offers us insight and a unique view of the films we like or even those we don't like. We might remember some of them with a nostalgia that doesn't match up with what the movie was all about. We think we know the stories, or what a good job of acting our heroes did, or perhaps gave no thought to the symbolism of the roles they played, but maybe Chuck can suggest something different.
The storylines of these movies are told here in detail and interspersed with appropriate and interesting observations. You will definitely learn while being entertained.
Most of these reviews are written with Chuck's subtle sense of humor, but all are informative and surprising at times. They offer interesting facts that never occurred to us when we first saw the movie, but all are honestly assessed with a bite that only Chuck Lewis can give us.
--Movies reviewed in Volume One--
"Shane--Winchester '73--Red River--Conagher--Will Penny--Monte Walsh--The Naked Spur--High Noon--River of No Return--The Unforgiven--The Big Country--Cowboy--Stagecoach--The Wonderful Country--My Darling Clementine--Monte Walsh (TV)--Jeremiah Johnson--The Magnificent Seven--The Wild Bunch--Tombstone--Blood on the Moon--The Searchers--Colorado Territory--The Bravados."
An Inquiry Into a Missionary's Violent Death in East Pakistan: "We had many talks together, Father Richard and I, at the Foreign Mission Seminary in Washington. And it began to be apparent to me that here was a young man not of the regular mold, but one looking for an outstanding challenge. "He found it in the decision, approved by Superiors, to dedicate his life to the apostolate to the Moslems, admittedly one of the most difficult of all apostolates. In twelve hundred years Christianity has never really built a bridge to Islam. Yet, this is what Father Richard chose, and went off questing fearlessly and selflessly to East Pakistan where his Holy Cross confreres work in this largest Moslem country in the world. ... "There is a sort of perfect unity in Father Richard's life in that, as far as we know, he met death, like Christ, in the midst of the people he had come to help and succor. And from what we know he also met death on an errand of mercy, trying to help those who were threatened by the communal Hindu-Moslem riots that were raging in and around Dacca. "The official designation of 'martyr' by the Church is a special one subject to many conditions. But in the fuller, deeper sense of the word, 'a martyr is one who dies giving witness to Christ.' "In this full, deep sense Father Richard Novak died a martyr." "Rev. Arnold A. Fell, C.S.C., Johnstown, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1964"
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