Download e-book for kindle: Bible and Cinema: An Introduction by Adele Reinhartz

By Adele Reinhartz

This is a complete advent to the ways that the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in function motion pictures, and the medium of movie as a part of the Bible’s reception historical past. The publication examines how movies draw at the previous and New testomony and the determine of Jesus Christ in numerous direct and oblique how you can boost their plots, characters, and topics. in addition to videos that set out explicitly to retell biblical tales of their historical context, it explores the ways that modern, fictional function motion pictures utilize biblical narrative.


Topics coated include:





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

  • the Bible as a car during which motion pictures can handle social and political concerns, replicate human stories and feelings, discover existential concerns comparable to evil and loss of life, and convey topics equivalent to destruction and redemption.

  • the function of the Bible as a resource of ethics and morality, and the way this connection is either perpetuated and undermined in more than a few modern Hollywood motion pictures.

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



Reinhartz bargains insightful research of various movies 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 consultant to a starting to be field.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bible and Cinema: An Introduction PDF

Similar film & video art books

Get The Fox Film Corporation, 1915–1935: A History and PDF

In 1929, Hollywood magnate William Fox (1879–1952) got here just about controlling the total movie undefined. His Fox movie company had grown from a $1600 funding right into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he additionally held patents to the recent sound-on-film method. compelled right into a sequence of sour strength struggles, Fox used to be eventually toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his identify may merge in 1935 with Darryl F.

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging: for by Blain Brown PDF

It’s an entire new international for cinematographers, digicam assistants, and postproduction artists. New gear, new equipment, and new applied sciences must be realized and mastered. New roles reminiscent of that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), electronic Loader, and information supervisor are quintessential to today’s movie construction strategy.

Fifty Hollywood Directors (Routledge Key Guides) by Suzanne Leonard,Yvonne Tasker PDF

Fifty Hollywood administrators introduces an important, iconic and influential filmmakers who labored in Hollywood among the tip of the silent interval and the beginning of the blockbuster. via exploring the historic, cultural and technological contexts during which every one director was once operating, this booklet lines the formative interval in advertisement cinema while administrators went from pioneers to heavyweights.

Ann Snuggs's Dick Jones: Where the Action Was PDF

Dick Jones: the place the motion was once is a nostalgic glance again at of the main action-packed early tv Westerns aimed toward the juvenile viewers, the diversity Rider and Buffalo invoice, Jr. One guy had a starring position in either one of those indicates, Dick Jones, a former baby actor and proficient athlete. the focal point is on motion.

Extra resources for Bible and Cinema: An Introduction

Example text

Download PDF sample

Bible and Cinema: An Introduction by Adele Reinhartz


by John
4.1

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 45 votes