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Jesus, the gospels and cinematic imagination : introducing Jesus movies, Christ films, and the Messiah in motion / Richard Walsh and Jeffrey L. Staley.

Author/Creator:
Walsh, Richard G. author.
Publication:
London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : T&T Clark, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 385 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Motion pictures.
Jesus Christ -- In motion pictures.
Jesus Christ.
Summary:
Jesus films arose with cinema itself. Richard Walsh and Jeffrey L. Staley introduce students to these films with a general overview of the Jesus film tradition and with specific analyses of 22 of its most influential exemplars, stretching from La vie du Christ (1906) to Mary Magdalene (2018). The introduction to each film includes discussion of plot, characters, visuals, appeal to authority, and cultural location as well as consideration of the director's (and/or other filmmakers') achievements and style. Several film chapters end with reflections on problematic issues bedeviling the tradition, such as cultural imperialism and patriarchy.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. La vie du Christ or La naissance, la vie et la mort du Christ (The Birth, the Life, and Death of Christ) Alice Guy, 1906
2. La vie et passion de notre seigneur Jesus Christ (The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ) Ferdinand Zecca, 1907
3. From the Manger to the Cross Sidney Olcott 1912
4. Intolerance: Love's Struggle throughout the Ages D. W. Griffith, 1916
5. The King of Kings Cecil B. DeMille, 1927
6. King of Kings Nicholas Ray, 1961
7. II vangelo secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964
8. The Greatest Story Ever Told George Stevens, 1965
9. Godspell David Greene, 1973
10. Jesus Christ Superstar Norman Jewison, 1973
11. II messia (The Messiah) Roberto Rossellini, 1975
12. Jesus of Nazareth Franco Zeffirelli, 1977
13. Monty Python's Life of Brian Terry Jones 1979
14. The Jesus Film John Krish and Peter Sykes, 1979
15. The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese, 1988
16. Jisus de Montreal Denys Arcand, 1989
17. Jesus Roger Young, 1999
18. The Miracle Maker Derek W. Hayes and Stanislav Sokolov, 2000
19. The Gospel of John Philip Saville, 2003
20. The Passion of the Christ Mel Gibson, 2004
21. Son of Man Mark Dornford-May, 2006
22. Mary Magdalene Garth Davis 2018.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Staley, Jeffrey Lloyd, 1951- author.
Other format:
Online version: Walsh, Richard G., Jesus, the gospels and cinematic imagination
ISBN:
9780567693839
056769383X
9780567693846
0567693848
9780567693853
9780567693877
OCLC:
1125996701
Publisher Number:
99988714726