The joy of effort

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dc.contributor.advisor Weiss, Robert C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Dennis M., 1947- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:10Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .S64 en_US
dc.identifier.other P474F z en_US
dc.identifier.other Film 674a/g en_US
dc.identifier.other Video VHS-SP 7480 en_US
dc.identifier.other Videotape 2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180815
dc.description.abstract This project is a creative treatment of an actuality. The actuality is "life", and the efforts that man exerts toward making his life more enjoyable. Thus, this project begins with the birth of an individual and shows his growth stages from a self-centered child to the first socializing processes and continues through life's challenges. This process is depicted by the visual and auditory media of 16mm film. The relevant application of the mind, body and spirit is the intent of this film. The writings of the philosopher Plato have served as the foundation for this concept as Plato expressed mind, body and spirit in his republic, "The Contribution of Music and Gymnastics", therefore showing how our experiences of things in life, whether conscious or unconscious, contribute to the universal yet individually defined goal labeled happiness. The foundation for this concept of happiness must first establish a reference point with which all people can identify. The best man is that man who most tries to perfect himself, thereby becoming the happiest man because he feels that he is perfecting himself, no matter what he does. More specifically the intent is to show an experience in life called gymnastics and how it is able to contribute to a means to an end in life, happiness. The condensing of two months of a gymnast's life into five minutes of film for the purpose of giving potential gymnasts a more exciting and condensed look into "The Joy of Effort" represents the message of this film. en_US
dc.format.extent 40 leaves ; 28 cm. + 1 film reel (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. + 1 videocassette (ca. 14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide + 1 videoreel (ca. 14 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1 in. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title The joy of effort en_US
dc.description.notes Film converted to VHS videorecording, April 1994.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/844510 en_US


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