The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic

The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic

Author(s): Pamela Grace

Published Online: 6 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405160254

Online ISBN: 9781444310559

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310559

Series Editor(s): Barry Keith Grant

About this Book

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

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