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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.

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