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God in the movies

Author: Albert Bergesen; Andrew M Greeley
Publisher: New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, ©2000.
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"This volume is an exercise in urban anthropology. Religious imagination is the subject and the movie house is its location. The authors show that the religious imagination is irrepressible, and shows up in our best-known example of popular cultures, movies. Contrary to conservative opinion that suggests that Hollywood is anti-religious, Greely and Bergesen find just the opposite." "This book is for both the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Bergesen; Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0765800209 9780765800206
OCLC Number: 44117935
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: God in the movies --
Movies as story and metaphor --
Always a lover : Audrey Hepburn as Lady Wisdom --
Life, love, and all that jazz : Jessica Lange and the passion of God --
Babette's feast of love : symbols subtle but patent --
Is this Heaven? no, it's Iowa --
Pale rider --
Ghost --
Flatliners : forgiveness stronger than death --
Jacob's ladder : God in the nightmare --
Angel angst and the direction of desire --
A note on Purgatory in the movies --
How to put God in a movie --
Magical realism and the problem of evil --
European novel, American movie, Japanimation : the evolution of storytelling.
Responsibility: Albert J. Bergesen, Andrew M. Greeley ; with a preface by Roger Ebert.

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Conservative opinion suggest that Hollywood is anti-religion, this book finds evidence to the contrary. Aiming to be an exercise in urban anthropology, it argues that religious imagination is  Read more...

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"After a divinely inspired preface by critic Roger Ebert, Bergesen (sociology, Univ. of Arizona) and Greeley (social sciences, Univ. of Chicago) exegete popular Hollywood films (e.g., Ghost) and Read more...

 
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