eBook Encyclopedia Of Religion And Film, 1st Edition

  • Eric Michael Mazur
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  • ISBN-10: 0313013985
  • ISBN-13: 9780313013980
  • DDC: 791.430
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 644 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Religion has played a significant role in film for as long as the art form has existed. However, scholarly interest in film's religious content has recently increased, expanding beyond traditional "high art" films to the more widely distributed and commercially successful movies. Even the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show has religious relevance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Africa.
2: Allen, Woody (1935–).
3: Altman, Robert (1925–2007).
4: American Indian Religion.
5: Angels.
6: Animated Films.
7: Arab Film.
8: Australia.
9: Bazin, André (1918–1958).
10: Belief.
11: Bergman, Ingmar (1918–2007).
12: Besson, Luc (1959–).
13: Bible Films.
14: Black Church, The.
15: Bollywood.
16: Bresson, Robert (1901?–1999).
17: Britain.
18: Brooks, Mel (1926–).
19: Buddhism.
20: Buñuel, Luis (1900–1983).
21: Capra, Frank (1897–1991).
22: Catholicism.
23: Censorship in Hollywood.
24: China.
25: Clergy.
26: Coen, Joel (1954–) and Ethan (1957–).
27: Coppola, Francis Ford (1939–).
28: DeMille, Cecil B. (1881–1959).
29: Devil.
30: Dogme 95.
31: Dreyer, Carl Theodor (1889–1968).
32: Dystopia.
33: End-of-the-World Films.
34: Eucatastrophe.
35: Europe (Continental).
36: Fellini, Federico (1920–1993).
37: Film as Religion.
38: Gilliam, Terry (1940–).
39: God.
40: Greek and Roman Myths.
41: Heaven.
42: Hinduism.
43: Holidays.
44: Holocaust, The.
45: Horror.
46: Indigenous Religions.
47: Islam.
48: Japan.
49: Jesus.
50: Joan of Arc.
51: Judaism.
52: Kieślowski, Krzysztof (1941–1996).
53: Kubrick, Stanley (1928–1999).
54: Kurosawa, Akira (1910–1998).
55: The Last Temptation of Christ Controversy.
56: Latin America.
57: Leone, Sergio (1929–1989).
58: Magic.
59: Mamet, David (1947–).
60: The Matrix Trilogy.
61: The Miracle Controversy.
62: Missionary Films.
63: Miyazaki, Hayao (1941–).
64: Mizoguchi, Kenji (1898–1956).
65: Mormonism.
66: Mysticism.
67: Myth.
68: Ozu, Yasujirō (1903–1963).
69: Pasolini, Pier Paolo (1922–1975).
70: The Passion of the Christ Controversy.
71: Posthumanism.
72: Protestantism.
73: Ritual.
74: Russia.
75: Schrader, Paul (1946–).
76: Science Fiction.
77: Scorsese, Martin (1942–).
78: Silent Film.
79: Smith, Kevin (1970–).
80: Sports.
81: Superheroes.
82: Tarantino, Quentin (1963–).
83: Tarkovsky, Andrei (1932–1986).
84: Theology and Film.
85: Tolkin, Michael (1950–).
86: Trier, Lars von (1956–).
87: Truffaut, François (1932–1984).
88: Vampires.
89: Voodoo.
90: Westerns.
91: Women.
Filmography.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor.
List of Contributors.
Index.