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Copyright's Paradox

Neil Weinstock Netanel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195137620
eISBN:
9780199871629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137620.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Copyright is at once an engine of free expression and impediment to free expression. Copyright law underwrites much literature, journalism, music, art, and film. Yet copyright often stands in the way ... More


Introduction: From Holy Scripture to Silver Screen

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Jesus movies are to be viewed as “biopics”, that is, biographical films. As such, they follow the narrative template common to this genre and make a claim to authenticity or historical accuracy ... More


Watching for Religion and Race at the Movies

Theodore Louis Trost

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The main purpose of religious studies as an academic discipline is to make “the strange familiar and the familiar strange”. This is what the course “Introduction to Religion in America: Religion ... More


History and Anti‐History

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more ... More


Introduction: Spectacle

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter categorizes narrative theology as a whole as movie-like. It traces the origins of narrative theologies to the transcendental Thomism of Bernard Lonergan. It divides ... More


Afterword: Jesus of Hollywood

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the progression from “Jesus of Nazareth” to “Jesus of Hollywood”, and summarizes the main conclusions of the previous chapters. If the historical Jesus of Nazareth was the ... More


Jesus Christ, Superstar: The Passion of the Press

Jeremy Lott

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews critical coverage of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and finds little attempt to understand or portray the movie on its own terms—that it was not any effort at a literal ... More


The Last Picture Shows

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Atlantic City's final years as the Queen of Resorts coincided with what a number of scholars have dubbed “the golden age of American cinema”. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people went to the ... More


The Cave

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0048
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes The Cave as a new type of music theater, with aspects of both opera and movies. Throughout the work, five large video projection screens (each approximately 6 ft. X 8 ft.) ... More


Alec Wilder: “A Foggy Day” (1972)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's 1972 book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators focusing on his review of the movie musical A Damsel in Distress. Wilder suggests that the ... More


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