Savior on the Silver Screen

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Savior on the Silver Screen examines nine movies about the life of Jesus - ranging from the traditional to the provocativeand explores how the image of Jesus in each reflects the time and culture in which the film was produced. The selections encompass silent, foreign, epic, and musical films. Both entertaining and insightful, Savior on the Silver Screen is structured for easy use in classroom, small group, and individual settings and includes rental information and practical tips for using the book. For each film there is an introduction, pre-viewing and post-viewing questions, and a discussion of its major features.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809138555
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Pages: 363
  • Sales rank: 929,934
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 1
Preview of Coming Attractions 7
First Feature The King of Kings (1927) 29
Second Feature King of Kings (1961) 61
Third Feature The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964) 95
Fourth Feature The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) 129
Fifth Feature Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) 161
Sixth Feature Jesus of Nazareth (1977) 197
Seventh Feature Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) 233
8 Feature The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 265
Ninth Feature Jesus of Montreal (1989) 299
Appendix 337
Reading List 360
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