The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic / Edition 1

The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic / Edition 1

by Pamela Grace
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405160268

ISBN-13: 9781405160261

Pub. Date: 05/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

From The Gospel According to Matthew to Jesus Christ Superstar, from The Passion of Joan of Arc to The Last Temptation of Christ and Jesus of Montreal, The Religious Film captures the glory, gore, and centrality of this important genre.

  • A short, accessible introduction to religious film, exploring the genre as

Overview

From The Gospel According to Matthew to Jesus Christ Superstar, from The Passion of Joan of Arc to The Last Temptation of Christ and Jesus of Montreal, The Religious Film captures the glory, gore, and centrality of this important genre.

  • A short, accessible introduction to religious film, exploring the genre as spectacle, as musical, and as controversy
  • Examines the historical, cultural and critical background for religious films from the silent era through to the present day
  • Introduces the complexities and characteristics of this iconic genre of film, including common sounds and images, and the values that most traditional films of this kind uphold

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405160261
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Series:
New Approaches to Film Genre Series, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction: The Religious Film and the Hagiopic.

2. Historical Overview.

3. Critical Overview.

4. King of Kings (1961): Spectacle and Anti-Spectacle.

5. The Song of Bernadette (1943): The Religious Comfort Film.

6. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2000): The Religious Musical.

7. The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) and Jesus of Montreal (1989): The Alternative Hagiopic.

8. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999): Transcendence and Exploitation.

9. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Passion of the Christ (2004): The Sacrificial Hagiopic.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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