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Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond (David Shepherd (ed)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2008) 9781589832756
Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond (David Shepherd (ed)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2008) 9781589832756
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Title: Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond

Author: Shepherd, David (ed)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9781589832756

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond is a collection of essays by leading international scholars in the field of Bible and film. Recognizing the increasingly global nature of both media and religion, the volume focuses on the ways in which the Bible is interpreted and visualized not only within Hollywood but also far beyond it. Cutting-edge analysis of films from France, Canada, Sweden, India, and elsewhere reveals that the Bible's visualization is culturally rooted and contributes to the shaping of a particular culture, including its perception of the Bible itself. Essays range across the canon from Exodus to Ecclesiastes to Revelation, interacting with films of various national traditions and periods from Blackton's Life of Moses (1909) to Karunamayudu (1978) to Cronenberg's eXistenZ (1999). The volume engages the breadth of current scholarly interest in this interdisciplinary field, including the critical reading of 'Bible films,' the exploration of biblical motifs and themes within contemporary cinema, and concluding responses to the essays from both a biblical scholar and a film scholar.David Shepherd, Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh, is Principal of Belfast Bible College and Honorary Lecturer in the Institute of Theology, Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Targum and Translation (Van Gorcum) and Seeking Sabbath: A Personal Journey (BRF).CONTENTSHollywood's Bible and Beyond- David ShepherdESSAYSProlonging The Life of Moses: From Spectacle to Story in the Early Cinema- David ShepherdThe Big Sleep: Strategic Ambiguity in Judges 4-5 and in Classic Film Noir- Eric S. ChristiansonPerversions of Food: Revelation and eXistenZ- Jan Willem van HentenLocal Heroes- George AicheleThe Apocalypse of Andersson: Biblical Echoes in Songs from the Second Floor (1999)- Reinhold ZwickBarabbas Rewrites the Cross: Parody or Parable?- Richard WalshCaiaphas on Camera- Adele ReinhartzCamera as Character in Philip Saville's The Gospel of John- Jo-Ann A. BrantKarunamayudu: Seeing Christ Anew in Indian Cinema- Dwight H. FriesenRESPONSES'The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship': A Response from Film Studies- Richard A. Blake, S.J.Decoding, Meta-narrativizing, and Making Analogies: A Response from Biblical Studies- Rosamond C. Rodman
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