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Biblical epics : sacred narrative in the Hollywood cinema

Author: Bruce Babington; Peter William Evans
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distribution exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the narrative of biblical epics in the Hollywood cinema, including such films as "David and Bathsheba", De Mille's "The King of Kings", Ray's "King of Kings", Steven's "The Greatest Story  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Babington, Bruce.
Biblical epics.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distribution exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)652390986
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Babington; Peter William Evans
ISBN: 0719032687 9780719032684 0719040302 9780719040306
OCLC Number: 26973702
Notes: Bruce Babington is a New Zealand author.
Description: vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Theorising the Biblical Epic --
pt. 1: The Old Testament epic: Jewish questions ; Questions of narrative ; Henry King's David and Bathsheba (1951) --
pt. 2: The Christ film: The lives of Christ : the greatest story ever screened ; 'Abide with me' : Cecil B. De Mille's The King of Kings (1927) ; 'Son of man' : Nicholas Ray's King of Kings (1961) ; An American pastoral : George Stevens's The greatest story ever told (1965) ; From Main Street to mean streets : Martin Scorsese's The last temptation of Christ (1988) --
pt. 3: The Roman/Christian Epic: The poetics of the Roman/Christian Epic ; The robe and Demetrius and the gladiators --
Coda : Victor Agonistes; or, justice done to an unconsidered star.
Responsibility: Bruce Babington & Peter William Evans.

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