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Catholics in the Movies

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ISBN-10: 0195306570

ISBN-13: 9780195306576

Edition: 2007

Authors: Colleen McDannell

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Catholicism was all over movie screens in 2004. Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ was at the center of a media firestorm for months. A priest was a crucial character in the Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby. Everyone, it seemed, was talking about how religious stories should be represented, marketed, and received. Catholic characters, spaces, and rituals have been stock features in popular films since the silent era. An intensely visual religion with a well-defined ritual and authority system, Catholicism lends itself to the drama and pageantry of film. Moviegoers watch as Catholic visionaries interact with the supernatural, priests counsel their flocks, reformers fight for…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 9.80" wide x 7.01" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Colleen McDannell is Sterling McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Utah.