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Reforming Hollywood How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies

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ISBN-10: 0195387848

ISBN-13: 9780195387841

Edition: 2012

Authors: William D. Romanowski

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Hollywood and Christianity often seem to be at war. Indeed, there is a long list of movies that have attracted religious condemnation, fromGone with the Windwith its notorious "damn," toThe Life of BrianandThe Last Temptation of Christ. But the reality, writes William Romanowski, has been far more complicated--and remarkable.InReforming Hollywood, Romanowski, a leading historian of popular culture, explores the long and varied efforts of Protestants to influence the film industry. He shows how a broad spectrum of religious forces have played a role in Hollywood, from Presbyterians and Episcopalians to fundamentalists and evangelicals. Drawing on personal interviews and previously untouched…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

William D. Romanowski is assistant professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in American Culture at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Reforming the Movies: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
The Federal Council of Churches Enters the Frame
Putting a Presbyterian in Charge of Hollywood
On the Trail of the Serpent: Will Hays and the Protestant Crusade
Protestants and Hollywood at the Crossroads
The Worst That Could Happen: A Catholic Legion of "Decency"
One Foot in Hollywood: The Protestant Film Commission
Movie Consulting-Protestant Style
High Noon in the Broadcasting and Film Commission
And the Winner Is: The Protestant Film Awards
No Longer a Dirty Word: This Film Will Now Be Rated
A Changing of the Guard
The Curious Case of Evangelicals
Conclusion
The Cast
Abbreviations Used in Notes
Notes
Index