ISBN-10:
0801035929
ISBN-13:
2900801035929
Pub. Date:
08/01/2008
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century

Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century

by Craig Detweiler

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ISBN-13: 2900801035929
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Cultural Exegesis Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Craig Detweiler (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He previously served as codirector of the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary. Detweiler has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films, and his social documentary, Purple State of Mind (www.purplestateofmind.com), debuted in 2008. He has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, and on NPR and is the coauthor of A Matrix of Meanings.

Table of Contents


Preface: A Hornet's Nest     7
Methodology: Into the Darko     21
Identity
Memento: Duped in Film Noir     61
Eternal Sunshine: The Risky Rewards of Romance     93
Community
Crashing into the Ensemble Drama: Communities in Crisis     123
Talk to Her (and Him and Us): Everyday Ethics     157
History
Finding Neverland: Nostalgia and Imagination in History     187
Spirited Away by Fantasy: Tending the Garden     217
Conclusion: Mnemonic Devices     255
Top 250 Movies as Voted by IMDb Users (January 1, 2007)     281
The IMDb's Top Films of the 21st Century (January 1, 2007)     289
The IMDb's Top Films of the 21st Century (April 15, 2008)     291
Notes     293
Movies Cited     313
Subject Index     318

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