The Religion and Film Reader / Edition 1

The Religion and Film Reader / Edition 1

by Jolyon Mitchell, S. Brent Plate
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415404959

ISBN-13: 9780415404952

Pub. Date: 11/27/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Edited by leading experts in the field, The Film and Religion Reader brings together the key writings in this exciting and dynamic discipline. In over sixty interviews, essays and reviews from numerous directors, film critics and scholars, this eagerly anticipated anthology offers the most complete survey of this emerging field to date.

Film is now widely

Overview

Edited by leading experts in the field, The Film and Religion Reader brings together the key writings in this exciting and dynamic discipline. In over sixty interviews, essays and reviews from numerous directors, film critics and scholars, this eagerly anticipated anthology offers the most complete survey of this emerging field to date.

Film is now widely studied and researched in theology and religious studies departments, The Film and Religion Reader is therefore ideal for students and researchers, introduced and organized into the following thematic and chronological sections, each with an introduction by the editors:

  • the dawn of cinema: adherents and detractors
  • the birth of film theory: realism, formalism, and religious vision
  • directors and critics: global perspectives – African and Middle-Eastern perspectives; Asian and Australisian perspectives; European perspectives; South and North American perspectives
  • theological and Biblical approaches to analysing film
  • recent reflections on the relation between religion and film.

This Reader brings together a huge amount of material in a student-friendly format and will be an invaluable resource for courses within both theology and religious studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415404952
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/27/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
980,819
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Reader. Part 1: The Dawn of Cinema: Adherents and Detractors Part 2: The Birth of Film Theory: Realism, Formalism, and Religious Vision Part 3: Global Perspectives: Directors and Critics A. African and Middle-Eastern Perspectives B. Asian and Australasian Perspectives C. European Perspectives D. South and North American Perspectives Part 4: Theological and Biblical Approaches to Analysing Film A. Theological Dialogues B. Biblical Connections Part 5: Recent Reflections on the Relation between Religion and Film. Bibliography. Webography. Acknowledgements. Index

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