Religion in the cinema
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Published by Barnes, Zwemmer in Cranbury, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Moving-pictures -- Plots, themes, etc -- Religion

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Ivan Butler.
Series"The International Film Guide" series
The Physical Object
Pagination208p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22529799M
ISBN 100302020039
LC Control Number69014897

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(Journal of the American Academy of Religion) "A very important book. Lyden urges respect for how films actually function for people who watch them. He lays out an insightful and compelling case for considering film-watching a religious activity. In so doing, he offers a major challenge to all those who discuss culture, religion and theology today."Cited by: In one of the earliest documents examining the nature and function of cinema came from the Reverend Herbert A. Jump of Connecticut, a pamphlet entitled The Religious Possibilities of the Motion Picture. His thoughtful reflections on the novel medium envisioned a fertile marriage between the moving pictures and the church, leading to revival and reform. Religious traditions have provided a seemingly endless supply of subject matter for film, from the Ten Commandments to the Mahabharata. At the same time, film production has engendered new religious practices and has altered existing ones, from the cult following of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the Australian census in wh people indicated their religion/5.   Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and .

Readings are primarily from scholars of religious studies, theology, and biblical studies, but the collection will also include work by film studies scholars and filmmakers themselves. The selections will indicate how cinema reflects religious and theological interests of filmmakers and the cultures within which they operate.   I’ve been talking about religion and movies for a while now, but I still don’t feel like I’ve really scratched the surface. I know there there are numerous religions I didn’t even mention—Hinduism, Satanism, Taoism, Judiasm, Animism, Zoroastriansim the list could go on for pages. And I’ve purposefully left out documentaries. Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses India's other cinemas. Rachel Dwyer's lively discussion encompasses the mythological genre which /5(4). This is a list of films with religious themes. This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.

  Religion is a perfect source of symbolism to give movies the desired depth to further complicate things or leave the audience thinking. If the audience is thinking about the movie and the message resonates well with them, it's going to do better. Perhaps that is why religion often plays a role in : Curtis Allen.   Filming the Gods Pages pages Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses India's other by: Studies of religion and film have long been dominated by the question of a film's fidelity to a religious text or worldview, or its value as a tool in ministry and mission. Adopting a cultural studies approach, Religion and Film seeks to redress this balance and provide a fuller understanding of the giving and taking of (religious) meanings in the cinema.   10 Great Non-Religious Movies Inspired by Biblical Stories Posted on Octo J by Horia Nilescu It is said that in the Christian World the best book one can read is the Bible because it contains stories that are life-forming, with teachings that can serve for the rest of .