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Jesus of Hollywood

Adele Reinhartz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study of the movies made about Jesus, from the earliest silent films through to Mel Gibson's 2004 The Passion of the Christ. Its main argument is that these movies fit into the ... More


Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Kay Dickinson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book offers a study of how certain alliances of music and film are judged aesthetic failures. Based on a fascinating and wide-ranging body of film-music mismatches, and using contemporary ... More


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Similar to other fine arts' genres, novels and films evolved the way they did due to certain conditions of production, and the way they developed in different cultures was shaped by the governing ... More


Ethics at the Cinema

Ward E. Jones and Samantha Vice (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Ethics at the Cinema is a collection of original philosophical papers on film. Contributors were invited to engage with ethical issues raised within, or within the process of viewing, a ... More


Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Louis-Georges Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the history of evidentiary film and video in United States Courts. Case-law and other documents trace the development of rules for the use and interpretation of moving images ... More


Teaching Religion and Film

Gregory J. Watkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, the use of movies in religious studies and theology classrooms has far outpaced both the scholarship on religion and film and the study of ... More


 “Cinema as Sacrament”: Theater and Film

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Film has largely replaced theater as the dramatic medium for Mormon artists. Film was early employed in the anti-Mormon campaign, and Mormons learned early to use it for their own purposes. ... More


 Teaching Biblical Tourism: How Sword‐and‐Sandal Films Clouded My Vision

Alice Bach

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With a wealth of material already published on the general project of matching films with biblical texts (especially within the “sword‐and‐sandal” genre), this chapter proposes a new method that uses ... More


 Introducing Theories of Religion through Film: A Sample Syllabus

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reports on a course that successfully uses film to introduce students to the basic theoretical approaches to the study of religion. In conjunction with primary text selections from some ... More


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