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Akasaka in the High City: Born Shinto … Live Inari … Die Buddhist

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapters examines the wide variety of shrines in Akasaka, including Sannō Hie Jinja, Toyokawa Inari, Nogi Jinja, and Hikawa Jinja, which are all dedicated to Inari, at least in part, ... More


Spiritual Avatars

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Valentinian Christians functioning within the Catholic Church until the third century when they were expelled; shared teachings and rituals with Catholics, while elaborating and redefining them; ... More


Brave New 3-D World

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0035
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The December 2009 release, cultural significance and stereoscopic techniques of James Cameron’s landmark 3D film Avatar are evaluated. Avatar signalled an enduring niche in cinema for the 3D film and ... More


Liturgy, Sacraments, and Virtual Presence

Antonio Spadaro

in Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256990
eISBN:
9780823261451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256990.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Are the internet and the digital world changing the way we understand the liturgy and the ways in which we live it? Can there be liturgy on the web? Using the McLuhans’ work on the use of electronic ... More


Rooting for the Fascists in <i>Avatar</i>

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores James Cameron’s filmAvatar, suggesting that in the utopian culture of the film’s heroes, the Na'vi, Cameron has created a world in which the cultural overcoming of nihilism is ... More


The Abyss (1989)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers James Cameron's The Abyss (1989). The Abyss takes the tradition of narratives of the sea, and uses it as a setting for a drama that expresses the increasing human dependence on ... More


Avatar (2009)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes James Cameron's most recent narrative fiction feature film, Avatar (2009). The film represents a range of broader cultural appropriations, being seen variously as ... More


Conclusion: World-Building and the Legacy of 1970s Special Effects in Contemporary Cinema

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter discusses the legacy of the 1970s special effects. Special effects technology enabled filmmakers to provide alternate world possibilities, prompting moviegoers to think about ... More


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