God In The Movies / Edition 1

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Overview

The religious imagination is alive and well in the movies. Contrary to those who criticize Hollywood, popular movies very often have metaphorically represented
God on the screen. From Clint Eastwood as an avenging angel in Pale Rider and Nicolas Cage as a lovesick angel in City of Angels to Jessica Lange as an angel of death in All That Jazz, and from George Burns as God in Oh, God!
to Audrey Hepburn in Always to pure white light in Fearless and Flatliners,
God is very much present in the movies.
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Editorial Reviews

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“After a divinely inspired preface by critic Roger Ebert, Bergesen (sociology, Univ. of Arizona) and Greeley (social sciences, Univ. of Chicago) exegete popular Hollywood films (e.g., Ghost) and several international works to demonstrate that movies are about something ultimate and important. The authors combine their talents to tease out theological themes and symbols, and each separately examines specific films that image "God," analyzing what "She" might look like through these celluloid narrative forms… [T]his likeable and affirming therapeutic work recognizes the rich values of story, the problem of evil, divine intervention and disclosure, and grace… Recommended for general readers.” —T. Lindvall, Choice
Booknews
Bergsen (sociology, U. of Arizona) and Greele, a Catholic priest, contend that, contrary to the popular opinion that today's movies are indifferent to religion, there is not only a surprising number of references to religion and faith, but actual efforts at visually representing God on the big screen. They analyze such movies as The preface is written by Roger Ebert. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765805287
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013) was a Catholic priest, best-selling novelist, and sociologist. He was professor of social science at the University of Chicago and member of its National Opinion Research Center (NORC). His books include Faithful Attraction, The Denominational Society, Unsecular Man, Death and Beyond, and The Church and the Suburbs.

Albert J. Bergesen is professor of sociology at the University of Arizona. He has written extensively on the sociology of art and culture. He is editor of Studies of the Modern World-System; Cultural Analysis, with Robert Wuthnow, Edith Kurzweil, and J. Hunter; and America's Changing Role in the World-System, with T. Boswell.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 God in the Movies
2 Movies as Story and Metaphor
3 Always a Lover: Audrey Hepburn as Lady Wisdom
4 Life, Love, and All That Jazz: Jessica Lange and the Passion of God
5 Babette's Feast of Love: Symbols Subtle but Patent
6 Is This Heaven? No, It's Iowa
7 Pale Rider
8 Ghost
9 Flatliners: Forgiveness Stronger than Death
10 Jacob's Ladder: God in the Nightmare
11 Angel Angst and the Direction of Desire
12 A Note on Purgatory in the Movies
13 How to Put God in a Movie
14 Magical Realism and the Problem of Evil
15 European Novel, American Movie, Japanimation: The Evolution of Storytelling
16 Conclusion
Index
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