Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience

Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience

by Kutter Callaway
     
 


How the music of modern cinema puts us in touch with the transcendentSee more details below

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How the music of modern cinema puts us in touch with the transcendent

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"In Scoring Transcendence, Callaway challenges us to listen carefully to the soundtracks that enliven the most inspiring movies. He dials into the pitch, tone, and timbre that underscore Pixar's beloved stories. Callaway demonstrates a remarkable ear to hear the revelatory moments in complex films from Magnolia to There Will Be Blood. This is an essential addition to the burgeoning arena of theology and film."
--Craig Detweiler, Director, Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, Pepperdine University

"By focusing on music, Callaway makes an important contribution to a neglected aspect of film and religion discussion. Scoring Transcendence is to be warmly welcomed and deserves careful assessment."
--Clive Marsh, author of Theology Goes to the Movies and co-author of Personal Jesus: How Popular Music Shapes our Souls

"Scoring Transcendence is the most significant work written on theology and film music to date. An enlightening and extremely thoughtful piece of scholarship!"
--John Lyden, author of Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals

"Callaway has produced an original and highly significant work that will be required reading for anyone interested in the topic of film music from a theological perspective. His readings of films in particular are subtle, always illuminating, and frequently brilliant. I highly recommend the book."
--Jim Buhler, Associate Professor of Theory, University of Texas

Southeastern Theological Review - Jeremy Evans

...a welcome advancement in studies pertaining to the Christian faith and the arts. It is clearly written, insightful, interesting, controversial at points, and trendsetting for further discussions.

Music, Sound and the Moving Image Journal - Carl Laamanen

Adding its voice to the choir, Scoring Transcendence charts a new way forward for music in the field of film and religion, providing a coherent paradigm that elevates film music to its rightful place next to the images.

Film International - Brandon Konecny

Scoring Transcendence stands as a benchmark for theology's involvement with cinema. It's spirited, and every page evokes an enthusiasm for cinema and theological criticism that readers are sure to find stimulating... Callaway's work could very well be the decisive text that brings theological film criticism into the fold of contemporary film scholarship.

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… an important contribution to Christian theological approaches to film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602585355
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jim Buhler

Callaway has produced an original and highly significant work that will be required reading for anyone interested in the topic of film music from a theological perspective. His readings of films in particular are subtle, always illuminating, and frequently brilliant. I highly recommend the book.

John Lyden

Scoring Transcendence is the most significant work written on theology and film music to date. An enlightening and extremely thoughtful piece of scholarship!

Clive Marsh

By focusing on music, Callaway makes an important contribution to a neglected aspect of film and religion discussion. Scoring Transcendence is to be warmly welcomed and deserves careful assessment.

Craig Detweiler

In Scoring Transcendence, Callaway challenges us to listen carefully to the soundtracks that enliven the most inspiring movies. He dials into the pitch, tone, and timbre that underscore Pixar's beloved stories. Callaway demonstrates a remarkable ear to hear the revelatory moments in complex films from Magnolia to There Will Be Blood. This is an essential addition to the burgeoning arena of theology and film.

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