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Religion and Film Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World

ISBN-10: 1905674694
ISBN-13: 9781905674695
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The religious altar and the film screen appear as cousins. Religions and film both operate by recreating the known world and then presenting that alternative version of the world to their viewers/worshippers. 'Religion and Film' explores the connection of these two worlds.

Son of a Scottish shepherd and descended from minstrels, Hogg led a life that has the fictional quality Thomas Hardy was to capture later in the century in his novels of country life. After meeting Sir Walter Scott in 1802, Hogg adopted the name "Ettrick Shepherd," a pseudonym under which he published original lyrics and ballads. In 1814 Hogg met William Wordsworth and enjoyed literary friendships in the Lake District, although he parodied the other poets' styles and mannerisms in The Poetic Mirror (1816). He married at age 50 and fathered five children, whom he tried to support by the same kind of unproductive farming at which Robert Burns had labored a generation before. Like Burns, his convivial nature and verbal talents won him a following in fashionable society, especially after the publication of his first novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), when he was 53 years old. The first novel to explore psychological aberrations, it traces the collapse of a personality under the pressure of social conformity, native superstition, and religious excess. Since the introduction by Andre Gide to the 1947 Cresset edition, it has acquired an academic following and a new popularity. There is a James Hogg Society, founded in 1982, which publishes a newsletter.

Worldmaking onscreen and at the altar
Visual mythologising
Ritualising film in space and time
Religious cinematics : the immediate body in the media of film
The footprints of film : after-images of religion in space and time
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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