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Through a Catholic Lens: Religious Perspectives of 19 Film Directors from Around the World
     

Through a Catholic Lens: Religious Perspectives of 19 Film Directors from Around the World

by Peter Malone, Rose Pacatte, Greg Friedman, Gaye Ortiz, Maggie Roux
 

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ISBN-10: 0742552306

ISBN-13: 9780742552302

Pub. Date: 04/16/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Movies are often examined for subtext and dramatizations of social and psychological issues, as well as current movements. Studies of well-known Catholic directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford, have made the search for Catholic themes a reputable field of examination. Through a Catholic Lens continues the search for these themes and examines the Catholic

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Movies are often examined for subtext and dramatizations of social and psychological issues, as well as current movements. Studies of well-known Catholic directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford, have made the search for Catholic themes a reputable field of examination. Through a Catholic Lens continues the search for these themes and examines the Catholic undercurrents by studying nineteen film directors from around the world. Although these directors may or may not be practicing Catholics, their Catholic background can be found in their writing and directing. Each chapter, written by a different contributor, analyzes one film of each director for its Catholic motifs. With the recent increase of cinema studies, this collection will be of interest to students and academics, as well as cinema buffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552302
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2007
Series:
Communication, Culture, and Religion Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Peter Malone     1
Anglo-Celtic Catholicism
A Song That Will Not Die: The Films of Terence Davies   Maggie Roux     11
Two Films of Neil Jordan: In an Irish Context   Michael Paul Gallagher     25
Revisiting the Devil's Playground: The Films of Fred Schepisi   Peter Malone     33
Catholicism, Mainstream American
Her Household Saints: Nancy Savoca's Saints   Gaye W. Ortiz     47
Parables on Screen: John Sayles and Men with Guns   Greg Friedman     57
Catholicism and the Iberian Peninsula
The Mother of All Redemptions: Almodovar's All About My Mother   Rob Rix     75
Solidarity, Sharing, and Compassion: Walter Salles's Central do Brasil (Central Station)   Jose Tavares de Barros     85
Observer of Everyday Life: Carlos Carrera and El Crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro)   Luis Garcia Orso     97
The Son of Man (Facing Southeast): Jesus Christ in Eliseo Subiela's Films   Ricardo Yanez     103
Catholicism beyond Europe: Africa and Asia
Finding His Place in Society, Local Stories with a Universal and Spiritual Dimension: Filmmaking by Gaston Kabore   Guido Convents     119
The Legacy of Lino Brocka   Nicasio Cruz     131
Catholic, Agnostic,Atheist
Sacrilege, Satire, or Statement of Faith? Ways of Reading Luis Bunuel's Viridiana   Tom Aitken     145
The Christian Moral Vision of a Believing Atheist: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue Films   Lloyd Baugh     157
Jesus de Montreal: The Vision of Denys Arcand   Marc Gervais     173
Catholic-Jewish Relationships
Memory's Progress: Ambiguity in Louis Malle's Au Revoir les Enfants   Claire Openshaw     193
Roberto Benigni as Director: Toward an Analysis of Values   Dario Vigano     203
Land of Promise: Reflections on Andrzej Wajda's Merchants of Lodz   Jan Epstein     209
Catholicism: Past and Future
Following His True Passion: Mel Gibson and The Passion of the Christ   James Abbott     225
View Askewed in Dogma: Kevin Smith-A Funny Guy?   Rose Pacatte     239
Index     253
About the Contributors     269

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