Divine Film Comedies

Divine Film Comedies

The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353416

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the 21st century, the book highlights parallels between comedic sub-genres and sacred narratives, parables, and proverbs, illuminating a path to seeing and understanding both Scripture and film through a comic lens. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.
Categories: Religion

Divine Film Comedies

Divine Film Comedies

When Scriptures and film comedy hold up the mirror to vain lookers, it can shake their spectators awake. Laughter enables one to live in light of eternity, recognizing that the sting of death is not the final act. The Divine Comedy ...

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353423

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the 21st century, the book highlights parallels between comedic sub-genres and sacred narratives, parables, and proverbs, illuminating a path to seeing and understanding both Scripture and film through a comic lens. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Film The Basics

Religion and Film  The Basics

Comedy, especially satire, also has the power to subvert and challenge authority. ... with J. Dennis Bounds have taken up the challenge in their 2016 book Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres and the Comic Spirit.

Author: Jeanette Reedy Solano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639708

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Religion and Film: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the history, diverse approaches, and ideas associated within the study of religion and film. Referencing films from around the world from the early 20th century to the present day, this unique introduction includes the following topics: the history and dynamics of religion and film various methods to approach religion and film the evolution of religion and film scholarship film genre and theory world religions and film unique themes—from race and gender roles to karma and redemption A fascinating range of films are discussed, from early silent films such as Hypocrites to recent releases such as Minari. Five genres are explored, including horror in The Wicker Man (UK) and Let the Right One In (Sweden), and world religions are analyzed in films such as OMG, The Big Lebowski, and Malcolm X. Tropes examined include gender in Water, karma in It’s a Wonderful Life, death in Biutiful, redemption in Magnolia, and evil in Get Out. With helpful features including recommendations for further study and key films to view, this book is an ideal starting point for students approaching religion and film for the first time as well as those interested in learning more about the field while broadening their methods, knowledge of film, and their film canon.
Categories: Religion

Master Space

Master Space

The " fall " in all the screwball comedies is the sexual fall , a fall in the comic sense into a grace that allows two ... 7 What is largely missing in these comedies , which is present in Capra's greatest films ( the " divine " cycle ) ...

Author: Barbara Bowman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313280266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

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This book studies the use of cinematic space by four important directors in American cinema from the 1930s to the 1960s: Frank Capra, Ernst Lubitsch, Josef von Sternberg, and William Wyler. Bowman examines each of their styles and backgrounds--showing how their unique visual styles complement each other.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Film Comedy

American Film Comedy

Divine / 93 ( 1992 ) , which became the biggest commercial hit in animated movie history , earning more than $ 200 million at the box office . In other words , Disney's legacy of animated excellence and success continues .

Author: Scott Siegel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015031795407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Offers three hundred alphabetically-arranged entries on actors, writers, directors, and comedy genres and terminology covering the history of comedy films from the silent movie era to the 1990s
Categories: Performing Arts

The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

At various points in the film itself, but also in the biblical epic Hail, Caesar!, the divine presence proves to be elusive. The rabbi says that the divine presence cannot be shown in any form. This is consistent with orthodox Jewish ...

Author: Sara MacDonald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498555173

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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This book provides an analysis of five of the best known comedies of the award winning American film makers Joel and Ethan Coen. It demonstrates that their films, while popular and entertaining, also contain substantial philosophic and political ideas, particularly focusing on the nature of liberal democracy.
Categories: Political Science

The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema 1897 1927

The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema  1897   1927

... and Documents in Silent American Film and Religion, 1908–1922 (2001), Sanctuary Cinema: The Origins of the Christian Film Industry (2007) and Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives and Film Comedy Sub-genres (forthcoming, 2016).

Author: David Shepherd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317806738

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both sides of the Atlantic were focused on the Life and Passion of the Christ. Drawing upon rarely seen archival footage and the work of both the era’s most important directors (e.g. Alice Guy, Ferdinand Zecca, Sidney Olcott, D.W. Griffith, Carl Dreyer, and C.B. DeMille) and others who have been all but forgotten, this collection of essays offers a representative survey of the Silents of Jesus, illustrating the ways in which the earliest films and those which followed were influenced by a multiplicity of factors. Written by leading scholars in biblical and early film studies this collection explores the ways in which the Silents of Jesus were shaped not only by the performing and visual arts of the nineteenth century and the technological challenges and opportunities of a new medium and industry, but also by the artistic, theological and ideological predilections of studios and directors, and the expectations of audiences as the genre evolved. Taken together, the essays collected here offer a seminal treatment of the genesis and early evolution of the cinematic Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Movies Movie Stars and Me

Movies  Movie Stars  and Me

currently showing at movie art houses. He was attending the festival as a guest ofhonor, primarily to accept the 1988 Frameline Award on behalf of the greatest star of all, 350~pound, flabby Divine (a.k.a. Harris Glenn Milstead).

Author: Alan Neff

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425932008

Category: Reference

Page: 411

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Alan Neff wrote movie and book reviews and interviewed Hollywood stars for the Seattle Gay News from 1983-1993; he has been published in the Advocate. Movies, Movie Stars, and Me boasts Jim Henson, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Spike Lee, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Pauline Kael, Rita Mae Brown, and other exciting personalities caught unguarded and exposed. Reviews of Labyrinth, Top Gun, No Way Out, Dirty Dancing, The Whales of August, Pretty Woman, The Grifters, Switch, George Cukor: A Double Life, Tales of the City, (and much more!), are lively reading and can be used for reference or as a guide to picking videos. And included in this format are Alan Neff's politically-charged "letters-to-the-editor," re-printed from major periodicals.
Categories: Reference

Film and Redemption

Film and Redemption

Routledge Studies in Religion and Film Series editors: Robert K. Johnston and Jolyon Mitchell Divine Film Comedies Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds and Chris Lindvall ...

Author: David Rankin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000613285

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This book explores the representation of the idea or theme of redemption in contemporary, popular film. The discussion focuses primarily on the work of three directors – Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and Kore-eda Hirokazu – but also considers a few films from other directorial hands. David Rankin divides the notion of personal redemption into transactional and transformational aspects, differentiating between redemption, understood as that which is external to the person but impacting on their being and environment, and that which is internal to the person. Redemption is viewed broadly as a journey from brokenness to wholeness, from imprisonment to release, or from some form of slavery to freedom. Both secular and religious (especially Christian) understandings of the notion are discussed, and consideration is given to how the former might inform the latter.
Categories: Religion

New Approaches to Islam in Film

New Approaches to Islam in Film

Routledge Studies in Religion and Film Edited by Robert K. Johnston and Jolyon Mitchell The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897–1927) Edited by David J. Shepherd The Holy Fool in European Cinema Alina G. Birzache Divine Film Comedies ...

Author: Kristian Petersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351189132

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Many global film industries fail in expanding the role of Muslims on screen. Too often they produce a dichotomy between "good" and "bad" Muslims, limiting the narrative domain to issues of national security, war, and terrorism. Naturally, much of the previous scholarship on Muslims in film focused on stereotypes and the politics of representation. This collection of essays, from an international panel of contributors, significantly expands the boundaries of discussion around Muslims in film, asking new questions of the archive and magnifying analyses of particular cultural productions. The volume includes the exploration of regional cinemas, detailed analysis of auteurs and individual films, comparison across global cinema, and new explorations that have not yet entered the conversation. The interdisciplinary collection provides an examination of the multiple roles Islam plays in film and the various ways Muslims are depicted. Across the chapters, key intersecting themes arise that push the limits of how we currently approach issues of Muslims in cinema and ventures to lead us in new directions for future scholarship. This book adds new depth to the matrix of previous scholarship by revisiting methodological structures and sources, as well as exploring new visual geographies, transnational circuits, and approaches. It reframes the presiding scholarly conventions in five novel trajectories: considering new sources, exploring new communities, probing new perspectives, charting new theoretical directions, and offering new ways of understanding conflict in cinema. As such, it will be of great use to scholars working in Islamic Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, and Media.
Categories: Religion