This Bible study reveals how Christians can enjoy God through the final four Harry Potter Movies:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
In God’s world, all truth is God’s truth and all lies are Satan’s lies. The Harry Potter series, like all forms of media, presents truth and lies interwoven into a complicated web. The purpose of this Bible study is to help Christians take every thought captive to obey Christ as they untangle this web. Readers will develop and exercise a Christian worldview by learning how to reject Satan’s lies while connecting nuggets of truth from the movies to the Creator and Sustainer of all that is good, true, and beautiful. This connection is made through understanding the Scriptures and the creating, sustaining, and redeeming work of Jesus Christ. As a result of watching Harry Potter in this distinctly Christian manner, readers will enjoy God through enjoying the final four Harry Potter movies. After all, enjoying God is the ultimate purpose of life.
Eric Rohmer - The Taste for the Beauty
The Taste for Beauty is a collection of essays by the film-maker and critic Eric Rohmer which were originally written for the French Film review Cahiers du Cinema between 1948-1979. Rohmer, one of the founding members of the French 'New Wave' cinema, was also one of the journal's original critics and served as its editor. Divided into four sections, the essays deal with fundamental and theoretical questions of film-making from a single theoretical viewpoint. Rohmer, a film-maker of great eloquence and erudition, writes in depth on the issues most fundamental to film: what the camera best portrays; the role of sound and colour; the use of drama and comedy; the role of speech; and the problem of literary adaptation; he also includes a personal defence of his films. The final section is devoted entirely to the film-maker Jean Renoir. The Taste for Beauty will be appreciated by students and critics of film, as well as those who love French cinema in general.
Ismeretlen szerző - Downton Abbey and Philosophy
Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphs and travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admire Bates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill to Violet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws on some of history's most profound philosophical minds to delve deeply into the dilemmas that confront our favorite characters. Was Matthew right to push Mary away after his injury in the war? Would Lord Grantham have been justified in blocking Lady Sybil's marriage to Tom Branson? And is Thomas really such a bad person?
Mark D. White - Iron Man and Philosophy
On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark, brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy, struggling to balance his desires, addictions, and relationships with his duties as the Armored Avenger. Iron Man and Philosophy explores the many philosophical issues that emerge from the essential conflicts found in the decades of Iron Man stories in comics and movies. What kind of moral compass does Tony Stark have? Is Iron Man responsible for the death of Captain America after the Marvel Universe “Civil War”? Should people like Stark run the world? How does Tony’s alcoholism impact his performance as Iron Man, and what does it say about moral character? Ultimately, what can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? As absorbing as Iron Man comic books and movies, Iron Man and Philosophy: - Gives you a new perspective on Iron Man characters, story lines, and themes - Shows what philosophical heavy hitters such as Aristotle, Locke, and Heidegger can teach us about Tony Stark/Iron Man - Considers issues such as addiction, personal responsibility, the use of technology, and the role of government Whether you've been reading the comic books for years or have gotten into Iron Man through the movies, Iron Man and Philosophy is a must-have companion for every fan.
David Wild - Friends
Do you know who Holden McGroin is? Do you ever find things "twirly"? Do you worry about the size of the WENUS? Do you yearn to be an Ugly Naked Guy? Do you know exactly why gum would be perfection? Don't worry--Friends: The Official Companion is there for you. Here at last is the only authorized guide to the television comedy that has taken America by storm, as millions of viewers have enjoyed the ongoing quests of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross to fall in love, find meaningful jobs, control their monkeys--in other words, get lives. Friends: The Official Companion is chock-full of features available nowhere else--like "Friends Dearest," a shocking introductory tell-all by erstwhile friend Marcel the Monkey, explaining the evolution of the Friends species; "Friendsography," a detailed episode-by-episode guide to the first season; "Friendly Words," a collection of unforgettably hilarious lines from the show; "A Little Friendly Competition: The Totally Twirly Quiz"; interviews with the cast; and more than 100 photos in black-and-white and color, many of them never before seen. So this is it--The One with Everything--an indispensable volume for Friends fanatics and casual viewers alike.
Jean-Luc Godard - Godard on Godard
Jean-Luc Godard, like many of his European contemporaries, came to filmmaking through film criticism. This collection of essays and interviews, ranging from his early efforts for La Gazette du Cinéma to his later writings for Cahiers du Cinéma, reflects his dazzling intelligence, biting wit, maddening judgments, and complete unpredictability. In writing about Hitchcock, Welles, Bergman, Truffaut, Bresson, and Renoir, Godard is also writing about himself—his own experiments, obsessions, discoveries. This book offers evidence that he may be even more original as a thinker about film than as a director. Covering the period of 1950–1967, the years of Breathless, A Woman Is a Woman, My Life to Live, Alphaville, La Chinoise, and Weekend, this book of writings is an important document and a fascinating study of a vital stage in Godard’s career. With commentary by Tom Milne and Richard Roud, and an extensive new foreword by Annette Michelson that reassesses Godard in light of his later films, here is an outrageous self-portrait by a director who, even now, continues to amaze and bedevil, and to chart new directions for cinema and for critical thought about its history.
Douglas Morrey - Alison Smith - Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette is perhaps the best-kept secret of French cinema. A founding figure in the New Wave, with immense influence within the Cahiers du cinéma team at its center, he developed into one of the most unusual and adventurous French directors of the last sixty years, yet his work remains little-known in comparison with his contemporaries, and this study is the first in English to look at the full span of his career. Starting with his decisively influential film criticism of the 1950s, it moves from the New Wave through the complex, experimental films of the 1970s to the challenging, playful dramas which ensured his visibility during the following two decades, and ends in the present, including Rivette's most recent films, Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003) and Ne touchez pas la hache (2007). The book takes a thematic approach, offering detailed discussion of key elements of Rivette's film world, including games, conspiracy and jealousy, as well as a study of what Rivette's cinema adds to our understanding of key theoretical concepts in Film Studies such as narrative, space and adaptation. There are many close analyses of sequences from Rivette's films including Paris nous appartient (1961), Céline et Julie vont en bateau (1974) and La Belle Noiseuse (1991). This book will be of interest to all students of French cinema.
Ismeretlen szerző - Rivette
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
John Piper - Don't Waste Your Life
In this book John Piper describes his journey toward one great, single passion—endless joy in the crucified Christ—and challenges the reader to the same pursuit. The cost is great. But the joy is worth any cost.
Francine Rivers - Sons of Encouragement
Sons of encouragement This compilation of the five books in the bestselling Sons of Encouragement shares the stories of five Biblical men who stood behind the heroes of the faith and quietly changed eternity. Aaron, the priest who stood in Moses’ shadow but had the courage to cover his brother’s fears. Caleb, the warrior whose words stirred men’s hearts and brought God’s people to the Promised Land. Jonathan, the prince whose humility led him to befriend the man who would become king...
Francine Rivers - A Lineage of Grace
This compilation of the five books in the best-selling A Lineage of Grace series shares the stories of the five unlikely women who changed eternity. Tamar, betrayed by the men who controlled her future, she fought for her right to believe in a loving God. Rahab, a woman with a past to whom God gave a future. Ruth, who gave up everything, expecting nothing, and God honored her. Bathsheba, her beauty stirred the passion of a king, her pain moved the heart of God. Mary, all eternity had been waiting for this moment and she responded in simple obedience to God’s call. Each was faced with extraordinary —even scandalous— challenges, each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling, and each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Morris Venden - To Know God
What's this about knowing God in five days? Does it take just that long - no more, no less? Author Venden is emphasizing not so much the time element as the possibility, not of knowing about God only, but of knowing Him, of having a personal and positive relationship with Him. And he outlines that possibility in five stages, or steps. When you understand the how, you can learn to know God, too, as you may never have before.
George Brucks - Day in, Day Out
All over the world today, young people are meeting God. Some are drug addicts from the alleys of Hong Kong. Some run with violent gangs in the streets in Chicago or the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Some face bewilderment and even persecution from families and friends. But in Thailand or Egypt, in Indonesia or Singapore, at great cost to themselves, young people are meeting God.
Paul Tillich - Dynamics of Faith
One of the greatest books ever written on the subject, _Dynamics of Faith_ is a primer in the philosophy of religion. Paul Tillich, a leading theologian of the twentieth century, explores the idea of faith in all its dimensions, while defining the concept in the process.
Joyce Meyer - Filled with the Spirit
Have you ever felt dissatisfied in your Christian walk? Have you felt that your love relationship with Christ hit a plateau and there is no power in your prayers anymore?You can experience a deeper level in the Lord, and see life-changing results by learning how to welcome the Holy Spirit's abiding presence and power into your daily life!Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Joyce Meyer overcame an abusive past. She explains from experience the importance of inviting the Third Person of the Trinity to fill your life.This book is a catalyst for those desiring a more power-filled Christian walk. Let bestselling author Joyce Meyer show you how to be filled with the Spirit and speak in tongues. Enjoy this new walk with the Holy Spirit, the person who wants to be your Counselor, Advocate, Strengthener and Forever Friend.
Ismeretlen szerző - Michelangelo Antonioni
""It was precisely by photographing and enlarging the surface of the things around me that I sought to discover what was behind those things."" -- Michelangelo Antonioni With L'Avventura he piqued the world's curiosity. With La Notte and L'Eclisse, he mystified audiences and broke hearts. With Red Desert, his first color picture, he blurred all the lines between art, cinema, and still photography. Continuing his creative explosion with Blow-Up, Zabriskie Point, The Passenger, and The Identification of a Woman, Michelangelo Antonioni cemented his reputation as the most innovative and artistic filmmaker of his generation. With a plethora of illustrations, drawn in part from Antonioni's own archives, this book explores his life and career from his earliest documentaries to his latest collaborations.
Paul Schrader - Transcendental Style in Film
The acclaimed director of Mishima, American Gigolo, Hard Core, Blue Collar, Cat People also the screenwriter for Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader here analyzes the film style of three great directors--Yasajiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyer--and posits a common dramatic language by these artists from divergent cultures. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state with austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and editing that avoids editorial comment. This important book is an original contribution to film analysis and a key work by one of our most searching directors and writers.
Jean-Luc Godard - Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television
In 1978, just before returning to the international stage for the second phase of his career, the world’s most renowned art-film director then and now, Jean-Luc Godard, improvised a series of fourteen one-hour talks at Concordia University in Montreal as part of a projected video history of cinema. These talks, published in French in 1980 and long out of print, have never before been translated into English. For this edition, the faulty and incomplete French transcription has been entirely revised and corrected, working from the sole videotape copies of the lectures, housed in the Concordia University archives. For this project, Godard screened for a dozen or so students his own famous films of the 1960s—watching them himself for the first time since their production—alongside single reels of some of the films which most influenced his work (by Eisenstein, Dreyer, Rossellini, the American directors of the 1950s and many others). Working at the dawn of the video age, a technology which was to be essential to his completion of the project many years later, as the visual essay Histoire(s) du cinéma, Godard used pieces of 35mm film, projected in an auditorium, to approximate the historical montage he was groping towards. He then held forth, in an experience he describes as a form of ‘public self-psychoanalysis’, on his personal and professional relationships (with François Truffaut, Anna Karina, Raoul Coutard, film producers and audiences), working methods, aesthetic preferences, political beliefs and, on the cusp of 50, his philosophy of life. The result is the most extensive and revealing account ever of his work and critical opinions. Never has Godard been as loquacious, lucid and disarmingly frank as he is here. This volume is certain to become one of the great classics of film literature, by perhaps the wittiest and most idiosyncratic genius cinema has known. Readers familiar with the Histoire(s) du cinéma video project, famous for its enigmatic juxtapositions of fragments of texts and images, will find some of the same works discussed here, providing an invaluable key to the meaning of Godard’s later collages. Two editions of the book will be printed: a sewn-binding, cloth-covered library edition and a sewn-binding paperback with a thick (15 pt.) card cover that will not curl. Only the best-quality printing and binding materials and techniques are being used to create a handsome and durable volume in either edition. This will be one of the most attractive and well-made books you own. The book is 558 pages, with 150,000 words from Godard’s talks, 30,000 words of commentary and 80 full-page illustrations, twenty-four of which are in Godard’s hand and the rest film stills he manipulated with a photocopier for the original edition of the book. As a bonus, with every on-line purchase of the book a volume in caboose's new series Kino Agora will be given away free of charge. A new title in the series will be introduced every few months throughout 2012 and 2013 and shipped with the Godard. Kino-Agora titles are also available as e-books from Amazon and Apple.
Mark Allyn Stewart - David Lynch Decoded
What does it all mean? Surely all of those red curtains, strobe lights and dancing dwarfs we keep seeing in David Lynch's films must mean something, right? Well actually, they do. In fact, not only do they mean something, they're all interconnected. Reading these symbols is the key to understanding not just David Lynch's films individually, but his body of work as a whole. Journey with author Mark Allyn Stewart as he travels film by film to let you in on the larger tapestry that Lynch is weaving and shows you how works such as Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr. are all pieces of a larger picture.
Ismeretlen szerző - 8 1/2
8 1/2 is among the greatest films of one of the masters of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini. This is the first English translation of the dialogue and the first complete continuity script of 8 1/2. This richly comic work, long recognized as the most important expression of the director's views about himself and his art, communicates to its viewers an understanding of the processes of filmmaking itself. 8 1/2 is the story of a director's efforts to make a film; it depicts the conditions of creativity, the struggle waged between the individual and the world, a struggle that finally makes some sense out of life and art.
Donald Spoto - The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
This completely revised and updated edition of the classic text describes and analyzes every movie made by master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.