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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Walter Metz.en
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Jefferson Andrewsen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:41:41Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:41:41Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/888en
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.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshReligionen
dc.subject.lcshNature filmsen
dc.subject.lcshTranscendentalismen
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.alternativeMackinacen
dc.title.alternativeGuinessen
dc.title.alternativeDynamics of skipping objectsen
dc.title.alternativeOur stone-nessen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 by Jefferson Andrews Becken
thesis.catalog.ckey1496408en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Theo Lipfert; Simon Dixonen
thesis.degree.departmentFilm & Photography.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage37en
mus.relation.departmentFilm & Photography.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage39en


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