subject matter love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Matter under consideration in a written work or speech; a theme.


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  • While the money is less than they usually command, the subject matter may strike a personal chord, and our development-to-production ratio is very high, so the project is very likely to get made rather than languish in development, as is common in the feature world, where the bets are much larger.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Subscriber-based networks, unregulated by the FCC, create programming without constraints on subject matter or dialogue, and produce programs dedicated to increasing their number of subscribers.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • The future of television movies will likely see more movies with subject matter that travels well, that are easily exportable to other markets in the ongoing globalization of television; international coproductions, as U.S. networks seek to reduce costs; the continuing building of film libraries; and the continuing opportunity to combine extraordinary talent with compelling stories that attract viewers around the world.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Published in block book form, i.e., with each page printed from a separate wood block, the Biblia Pauperum was widely circulated, and had considerable influence on the subject matter of late medieval art.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • But indulgent construction would restrain it, as was really meant, to the subject matter under contemplation, which was Virginia alone; according to the rule of the lawyers, and a fair canon of general criticism, that every expression should be construed secundum subjectam materiem.


  • For Bacon first philosophy is a uni - versal science, “the mother of the rest,” and prior to all divisions by subject matter (De augmentis scien - tiarum, Book III, Ch. I, Works, VIII, 471).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Kids should have an opportunity to describe school-acquired subject matter to a parent.

    A Mind at a Time

  • Yet there can be no doubt of the suitability of the measure to the subject matter here, as in the Kalevala.

    Hiawatha; a poem, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated by John Rea Neill.

  • This outline of the contents of the book, which contains in addition many subheadings, gives a sufficiently clear idea of its scope and of the pains which the author has taken to subdivide his subject matter to the last possible degree.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Kids from a young age need to keep reading and writing actively—that is, not just to complete an assignment or topic but to joust vigorously with the subject matter through words and sentences, verbal interchanges, rewordings, arguments, elaborations, summarizations.

    A Mind at a Time


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