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By Adele Reinhartz

This is a complete creation to the ways that the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in characteristic movies, and the medium of movie as a part of the Bible’s reception background. The booklet examines how motion pictures draw at the outdated and New testomony and the determine of Jesus Christ in a number of direct and oblique how you can boost their plots, characters, and subject matters. in addition to video clips that set out explicitly to retell biblical tales of their historical context, it explores the ways that modern, fictional characteristic motion pictures utilize biblical narrative.

Topics coated include:

  • how filmmakers utilize scripture to deal with and mirror their very own time and place.

  • the Bible as a automobile in which movies can tackle social and political concerns, mirror human studies and feelings, discover existential concerns corresponding to evil and dying, and convey issues comparable to destruction and redemption.

  • the position of the Bible as a resource of ethics and morality, and the way this connection is either perpetuated and undermined in quite a number modern Hollywood motion pictures.

  • films that create an adventure of transcendence, and the ways that the Bible figures in that experience.

Reinhartz bargains insightful research of various motion pictures together with The Ten Commandments and The Shawshank Redemption, taking note of visible and aural components in addition to plot, personality, and discussion. scholars will locate this a useful advisor to a becoming field.

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