By Eric Michael Mazur
Technology has enabled movies to arrive a lot wider audiences, allowing ultra-modern audience to entry a dizzying variety of motion pictures that hire diversified symbolism and converse an unlimited array of viewpoints. Encyclopedia of faith and Film will offer such an viewers with the instruments to start their very own exploration of the deeper meanings of those motion pictures and grab the spiritual importance within.
Organized alphabetically, this encyclopedia presents greater than ninety entries at the better spiritual traditions, the key film-producing areas of the globe, the flicks that experience stirred controversy, the main major spiritual symbols, and the extra vital filmmakers. The incorporated themes offer considerably additional info at the intersection of faith and movie than any of the same volumes at the moment to be had. whereas the emphasis is at the English-speaking global and the movies produced therein, there's additionally massive illustration of non-English, non-Western movie and filmmakers, supplying major intercultural assurance to the topic.
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26 | Animated Films Further Reading Bloom, Harold. Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection. New York: Riverhead, 1996. Fowkes, Katherine A. Giving Up the Ghost: Spirits, Ghosts, and Angels in Mainstream Comedy Films. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1998. Grubb, Nancy. Angels in Art. New York: Artabras, 1995. Ruffles, Tom. Ghost Images: Cinema of the Afterlife. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004. Schofield Clark, Lynn. From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural.
Yacowar, Maurice. ” Journal of Popular Film and Television 16, no. 2 (1988): 80–86. Altman, Robert | 11 Altman, Robert (1925–2007) In many ways an antireligious director, Robert Altman was the most applauded auteur of the 1970s. His personal vision of how Americans really thought and lived in the immediate post-Vietnam era was very successful both in critical and box office terms. But as Hollywood became obsessed with blockbusters, Altman’s penchant for making difficult and unprofitable films made him a pariah in studio boardrooms; no one wanted to use him to direct because no distributor would touch his projects.
Indians in Unexpected Places. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004. Kilpatrick, Jacqueleyn. Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. , and John E. O’Connor, eds. Hollywood’s Indians: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film, expanded edition. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2003. Singer, Beverly R. Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens: Native American Film and Video. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. Angels Angels—from the Greek angelos (“messenger”)—have been a recurrent presence throughout the history of film.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Film by Eric Michael Mazur