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Film Faith and Cultural Conflict

Film  Faith  and Cultural Conflict Author Robin Riley
ISBN-10 0275973573
Release 2003
Pages 148
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Fresh insights reopen the debate surrounding Scorsese's 1988 film, the surrounding controversy, and its volatile reception.



Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film Author Eric Michael Mazur
ISBN-10 9780313013980
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 644
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Comprising 91 A–Z entries, this encyclopedia provides a broad and comprehensive introduction to the topic of religion within film. • Presents 91 A–Z entries that illuminate topics of geographic and regional interest, biographic data, categories common in the study of religion, and examinations of specific films or film-related events • Contains contributions from a remarkable group of distinguished, well-published authorities and younger scholars, all with relevant backgrounds in religion, film, culture, or multiple areas of expertise • Includes images of important film directors as well as film stills • Provides selected bibliographic information regarding the intersection of religion and film that supplements the "for further reading" section of each entry • Offers an indexed filmography of works noted throughout the encyclopedia, providing significant information about each film, such as year released, director, and major actors



Wicked Cinema

Wicked Cinema Author Daniel S. Cutrara
ISBN-10 9780292754720
Release 2014-03-15
Pages 266
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From struggles over identity politics in the 1990s to current concerns about a clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity, culture wars play a prominent role in the twenty-first century. Movies help to define and drive these conflicts by both reflecting and shaping cultural norms, as well as showing what violates those norms. In this pathfinding book, Daniel S. Cutrara employs queer theory, cultural studies, theological studies, and film studies to investigate how cinema represents and often denigrates religion and religious believers—an issue that has received little attention in film studies, despite the fact that faith in its varied manifestations is at the heart of so many cultural conflicts today. Wicked Cinema examines films from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, including Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Circle, Breaking the Waves, Closed Doors, Agnes of God, Priest, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Dogma. Central to all of the films is their protagonists' struggles with sexual transgression and traditional belief systems within Christianity, Judaism, or Islam—a struggle, Cutrara argues, that positions believers as the Other and magnifies the abuses of religion while ignoring its positive aspects. Uncovering a hazardous web of ideological assumptions informed by patriarchy, the spirit/flesh dichotomy, and heteronormativity, Cutrara demonstrates that ultimately these films emphasize the "Otherness" of the faithful through a variety of strategies commonly used to denigrate the queer, from erasing their existence, to using feminization to make them appear weak, to presenting them as dangerous fanatics.



Scandalizing Jesus

Scandalizing Jesus Author Darren J. N. Middleton
ISBN-10 0826416071
Release 2005-11-03
Pages 265
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This anthology commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Niko Kazantzis' The Last Temptation of Christ by re-assessing the novel in the light of fifty years worth of criticism and reception history.



Hollywood Under Siege

Hollywood Under Siege Author Thomas R Lindlof
ISBN-10 9780813138626
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 408
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In 1988, director Martin Scorsese fulfilled his lifelong dream of making a film about Jesus Christ. Rather than celebrating the film as a statement of faith, churches and religious leaders immediately went on the attack, alleging blasphemy. At the height of the controversy, thousands of phone calls a day flooded the Universal switchboard, and before the year was out, more than three million mailings protesting the film fanned out across the country. For the first time in history, a studio took responsibility for protecting theaters and scrambled to recruit a "field crisis team" to guide The Last Temptation of Christ through its contentious American openings. Overseas, the film faced widespread censorship actions, with thirteen countries eventually banning the film. The response in Europe turned violent when opposition groups sacked theaters in France and Greece and caused injuries to dozens of moviegoers. Twenty years later, author Thomas R. Lindlof offers a comprehensive account of how this provocative film came to be made and how Universal Pictures and its parent company MCA became targets of the most intense, unremitting attacks ever mounted against a media company. The film faced early and determined opposition from elements of the religious Right when it was being developed at Paramount during the last year the studio was run by the celebrated troika of Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, and Jeffrey Katzenberg. By the mid-1980s, Scorsese's film was widely regarded as unmakeable -- a political stick of dynamite that no one dared touch. Through the joint efforts of two of the era's most influential executives, CAA president Michael Ovitz and Universal Pictures chairman Thomas P. Pollock, this improbable project found its way into production. The making of The Last Temptation of Christ caught evangelical Christians at a moment when they were suffering a crisis of confidence in their leadership. The religious right seized on the film as a way to rehabilitate its image and to mobilize ordinary citizens to attack liberalism in art and culture. The ensuing controversy over the film's alleged blasphemy escalated into a full-scale war fought out very openly in the media. Universal/MCA faced unprecedented calls for boycotts of its business interests, anti-Semitic rhetoric and death threats were directed at MCA chairman Lew Wasserman and other MCA executives, and the industry faced the specter of violence at theaters. Hollywood Under Siege draws upon interviews with many of the key figures -- Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Michael Ovitz, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jack Valenti, Thomas P. Pollock, and Willem Dafoe -- to explore the trajectory of the film from its conception to the subsequent epic controversy and beyond. Lindlof offers a fascinating dissection of a critical episode in the embryonic culture wars, illuminating the explosive effects of the clash between the interests of the media industry and the forces of social conservatism.



American solitudes

American solitudes Author Associazione italiana di studi nord-americani. Convegno di studio
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121470558
Release 2007
Pages 447
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017985323
Release 2009
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Southern Humanities Review

Southern Humanities Review Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000111158626
Release 2005
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Southern humanities review

Southern humanities review Author Auburn University
ISBN-10 00384186
Release 2005
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The religion and film reader

The religion and film reader Author Jolyon P. Mitchell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073654108
Release 2007-10-31
Pages 470
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Film is now widely studied in theology and religious studies departments. This volume explores key topics including, early responses to film, directors, films and audiences, cultural and social contexts, biblical connections, theological approaches and religious studies perspectives, amongst others.



Mary

Mary Author Sarah Jane Boss
ISBN-10 UOM:39015070746584
Release 2007
Pages 600
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This book is intended as a reference for the student or scholar seeking knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of the cult of the Virgin Mary. It provides new essays that give overviews of particular areas of study - both historical and thematic - together with texts from primary sources and important scholarly articles, some of which appear in English for the first time.



Theology and film

Theology and film Author Christopher Deacy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073957956
Release 2008
Pages 245
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This introductory textbook uses appreciation of film to explore debates between theology and contemporary culture. It examines both method and theory and features a range of film examples throughout. Explores how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry Addresses a broad range of themes, including religion and the sacred, human dignity, eschatology, war and peace, violence, justice, feminism, and the environment Includes sections on methodological considerations as well as theoretical perspectives Features examples from a range of films, including Unforgiven, The Passion of Christ, An Inconvenient Truth, Jarhead, Something’s Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky Accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm.



The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood

The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood Author James Russell
ISBN-10 0826427995
Release 2007-04-15
Pages 256
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The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood seeks to document and explain a recent revival of historical epic films in Hollywood. Rather than relying on abstract theoretical approaches, James Russell employs empirical historical techniques to explore how industrial conditions, and the agendas of key directors, writers and producers, led to the increased production of historical epics such as Dances With Wolves (1990), Titanic (1997), Gladiator (2000) and The Passion of the Christ (2004). The book begins by exploring the careers of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Mel Gibson during the 1990s. Russell looks in detail at their agendas, the production of their films, and at the content of the films themselves. As the book progresses, he goes on to address the activities of the major studios, in terms of production and marketing, and looks at changing industrial conditions, such as the emergence of DVD. Finally, Russell examines social trends, particularly increasing levels of religious commitment and political division in America. The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood, which has been thoroughly researched in archival collections in Los Angeles and New York, deliberately focuses on the activities of individuals working in the Hollywood film industry - the result is an original and interesting account of the ways that contemporary epic films get made, and speak to modern audiences. Ultimately, the book argues that historical epics reappeared in the 1990s partly as a result of changing industrial conditions, but mainly because a generation of filmmakers, all born during the so-called 'baby boom,' began to seek out meaningful ways of passing on historical knowledge to younger generations as they grew older. The epics released in the 1950s and 1960s, when Spielberg, Cameron, et al, were children constitute a key reference point in this process of renewal and reinvention in Hollywood.



Directory

Directory Author Modern Language Association of America
ISBN-10 UVA:X004735825
Release 2003
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Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057989710
Release 2004
Pages 26
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Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Author Modern Humanities Research Association
ISBN-10 SRLF:A0004722393
Release 2005
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Includes both books and articles.



Jesus in Twentieth Century Literature Art and Movies

Jesus in Twentieth Century Literature  Art  and Movies Author Paul C. Burns
ISBN-10 082642841X
Release 2007-07-15
Pages 256
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In the twentieth century a number of novelists, artists, and filmmakers, resurrected the life of Jesus genre made so popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Renan, Strauss, and others. In addition, novelists Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, and Ricci have written their own "gospels." Burns' collection--taken from a conference at a 2004 regional SBL meeting--explores the ways in which these portraits of Jesus continue to fulfill the familiar observation that people tend to depict Jesus in their own image. In several of the portraits of Jesus, the artists offer a creative response to the realities of the human condition of our time.