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Imaging Religion in Film: The Politics of Nostalgia

Imaging Religion in Film: The Politics of Nostalgia

by M. Gail Hamner


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This book offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film which foregrounds film's social power both to shape subjectivity and to image contemporary social contradictions and analyses three specific films: Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala ; Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry ; and the Coens' The Man Who Wasn't There .

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ISBN-13: 9781349342402
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Series: New Approaches to Religion and Power
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

GAIL HAMNER Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Interpreting Religion and Film PART I: FILM STUDY Akira Kurosawa: 'What is a Thing?': Posing the Religious in Dersu Uzala (1975) Kiarostami: The Face of Modernity Alienation and Transcendence in Taste of Cherry (1997) Joel and Ethan Coen: Searching for a Way Out Alienation and Intimacy in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) PART II: THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS Religious Realism

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