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Religion and Film Reader

ISBN-10: 0415404959
ISBN-13: 9780415404952
Edition: 2007
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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Edited by leading experts in the field, The Film and Religion Reader brings together the key writings in this exciting and dynamic discipline. In over sixty interviews, essays and reviews from numerous directors, film critics and scholars, this eagerly anticipated anthology offers the most complete survey of this emerging field to date. Film is now widely studied and researched in theology and religious studies departments, The Film and Religion Reader is therefore ideal for students and researchers, introduced and organized into the following thematic and chronological sections, each with an introduction by the editors: the dawn of cinema: adherents and detractors the birth of film theory: realism, formalism, and religious vision directors and critics: global perspectives African and Middle-Eastern perspectives; Asian and Australisian perspectives; European perspectives; South and North American perspectives theological and Biblicalapproaches to analysing film recent reflections on the relation between religion and film. This Reader brings together a huge amount of material in a student-friendly format and will be an invaluable resource for courses within both theology and religious studies.

Gordon Lynch is Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include Understanding Theology and Popular Culture (2005) and Between Sacred and Profane: Researching Religion and Popular Culture (2007).Jolyon Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in Communication, Theology and Ethics in the School of Divinity at Edinburgh University, UK. His publications include Mediating Religion: Conversations in Media, Religion and Culture (2003), Media Violence and Christian Ethics (2007) and The Religion and Film Reader (2007).Anna Strhan is a researcher based in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent, UK.

Acknowledgements
General Introduction
The Dawn of Cinema: Advocates and Detractors
Introduction
from The Religious Possibilities of the Motion Picture (1910)
from The Problem of Capital Formation in the Indian Cinema (1917)
from If Christ Went to the Movies (1920)
from The Devil's Camera (1920)
from Encyclical Letter Vigilanti Cura (1936)
The Birth of Film Theory: Realism, Formalism, and Religious Vision
Introduction
from On Certain Characteristics of Photogenie (1924)
from Sorcery and Cinema (1927)
from Le Journal D'un Cure de Campagne and the Stylistics of Robert Bresson (1951)
from Metaphors on Vision (1963)
Global Perspectives: Filmmakers and Critics
Introduction
African and Middle-Eastern Perspectives
Introduction
from In a Harsh Light (2000)
from In Dialogue with Kiarostami (1998)
from Once Upon a Filmmaker: Conversation with Mohsen Makhmalbaf (2001)
from Religious Remediations: Pentecostal Views in Ghanaian Video-Movies (2005)
from Towards an Understanding of the Popularity of West African Video Film (2004)
from Notes from the Palestinian Diaspora: An Interview with Elia Suleiman (2003)
from The Power of Female Solidarity: An Interview with Ousmane Sembene (2004)
from I Make Films About the Big Problems of Our continent: An Interview with Cheick Oumar Sissoko (2000)
Asian and Anstralasian Perspectives
Introduction
from Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006)
from Revelation and Doubt in Sant Tukaram and Devi (2000)
from An Interview with Im Kwon-Taek (2002)
from Suicide Off the Edge of Explicability: Awe in Ozu and Kore'eda (2002)
from Jai Santoshi Maa Revisited: On Seeing a Hindu "Mythological" Film (2003)
from I Want My Films to Explode with Life (2004)
from Transcendental Style on Film (1972)
from Shukyo Asobi and Miyazaki Hayao's Anime (2007)
from Under Weir and Theroux: An Interview with Peter Weir (1986)
European Perspectives
Introduction
from The Masterpiece: The Gospel According to St Matthew (1997) [1964]
from Introduction to the Seventh Seal (1968) [1957]
from Filming the Story of a Spy for God: An Interview with Costa-Gavras (2003)
from Godard in His Fifth Period (1985)
from Introduction to Decalogue: The Ten Commandments (1991) [1988]
from A Century of Films: Day of Wrath (2001)
from Sculpting in Time (1989)
from Trier on Von Trier (2003)
South and North American Perspectives
Introduction
from Woody Allen on Woody Allen (1994)
from Basic: An Interview with 21 Grams Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (2003)
from The Rolling Stone Interview (1992)
from Dialogue Between Bell Hooks and Julie Dash (1992)
from Inner Views: Filmmakers in Conversation (1992)
from Of Myth and Men: Excerpts of a Conversation Between Bill Moyers and George Lucas (1999)
from On Reappreciating Kazantzakis (2005)
from Screening Schillebeeckx (2006)
from Sentimental Journey as National Allegory: An Interview with Walter Salles (1998)
from Steven's Choice (2000)
from Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film (2002)
from Projecting Blackness: African-American Religion in the Hollywood Imagination (2004)
Theological and Biblical Approaches to Analyzing Film
Introduction
Theological Dialogues
from Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies (2004)
from Faith in Film (2005)
from Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue (2000)
from Cinema and Sentiment (2004)
from Contemporary Theories Regarding the Interpretation of Religious Film (1997)
from Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (2004)
Viewing and Writing on the Passion of the Christ (2005)
from Celluloid Saints: Images of Sanctity in Film (2002)
Biblical Connections
from Cinema Divinite: Religion, Theology and the Bible in Film (2005)
from St Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture (1993)
from Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women (1996)
from The New Testament in Fiction and Film: On Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow (1993)
from Scripture on the Silver Screen (2003)
from How Hysterical: Identification and Resistance in the Bible and Film (2003)
Recent Reflections on the Relation between Religion and Film
Introduction
from Religion in Film (1982)
from Imagining Nothing and Imagining Otherness in Buddhist Film (1999)
from Devotional Cinema (2003)
from Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals (2003)
from Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film (1995)
from The Footprints of Film: After Images of Religion in American Space and Time (2006)
from Religion and Film (2007)
Bibliography
Webography
Index

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