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By Adele Reinhartz

ISBN-10: 0415779472

ISBN-13: 9780415779470

ISBN-10: 0415779480

ISBN-13: 9780415779487

This is a finished 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 motion pictures, and the medium of movie as a part of the Bible’s reception heritage. The booklet examines how movies draw at the outdated and New testomony and the determine of Jesus Christ in a variety of direct and oblique how one can enhance their plots, characters, and topics. in addition to video clips that set out explicitly to retell biblical tales of their historic context, it explores the ways that modern, fictional function motion pictures utilize biblical narrative.


Topics coated include:





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

  • the Bible as a motor vehicle by which movies can handle social and political concerns, replicate human studies and feelings, discover existential matters akin to evil and loss of life, and exhibit topics reminiscent of 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 deals insightful research of various movies together with The Ten Commandments and The Shawshank Redemption, taking note of visible and aural parts in addition to plot, personality, and discussion. scholars will locate this a useful advisor to a transforming into field.

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