From The Gospel According to Matthew
to Jesus Christ Superstar,
from The Passion of Joan of Arc
to The Last Temptation of Christ
and Jesus of Montreal
, The Religious Film
captures the glory, gore, and centrality of this important genre.
- A short, accessible introduction to religious film, exploring the genre as spectacle, as musical, and as controversy
- Examines the historical, cultural and critical background for religious films from the silent era through to the present day
- Introduces the complexities and characteristics of this iconic genre of film, including common sounds and images, and the values that most traditional films of this kind uphold
Pamela Grace teaches at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
"The book is well referenced and illustrated...the bibliography and overviews would be useful to anyone interested in this field of study. Pamela Grace is to be congratulated on this useful addition." (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, June 2010)
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