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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Walter Metz.en
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Jefferson Andrewsen
dc.descriptionSix short films on the skipping of stones are films that are part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractThe central purpose of poetic techniques in nature films remains under-analyzed and the realm of spiritual motivations in filmic techniques under-explored. In this paper I examine historical and recent attitudes toward nature and the spiritual, highlighting in particular the work of Existentialists, and use those contexts to critique several broad categories of nature films. I find that all types of nature films, to varying degrees, contain a poetic impulse and often a secular spiritual motivation. I conclude that nature films, when carefully crafted, can be highly imperfect, yet highly potent proxies for spiritual experiences in nature.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshNature filmsen
dc.subject.lcshNature conservationen
dc.titleSecular spiritual nature films : their use, misuse, and potential promise as roving biospheresen
dc.title.alternativeSix short films on the skipping of stonesen
dc.title.alternativeDynamics of skipping objectsen
dc.title.alternativeOur stone-nessen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 by Jefferson Andrews Becken
thesis.catalog.ckey1496408en, Graduate Committee: Theo Lipfert; Simon Dixonen & Photography.en
mus.relation.departmentFilm & Photography.en_US

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